How to use Lathyrus in a sentence
The second Euergetes and his successor Ptolemy Ptolemies Lathyrus (118-115 B.C.) furnished Eudoxus with a fleet to explore the Arabian sea.
Its citizens appealed to Ptolemy Lathyrus, who had been driven from the throne of Egypt by his mother Cleopatra and was reigning in Cyprus.
Besides the grasses there are leguminous plants valuable for pasture - Astragalus, Vicia (wild vetch), Lathyrus (wild pea) of which there are many species.
Bateson has shown this to be the case for the sweet-pea (Lathyrus odoratus), var.
In a later rebellion, Thebes was captured after a three years' siege and severely punished by Lathyrus (Ptolemy X., Soter II.).Advertisement
In Lathyrus Aphaca and some other plants the true pinnate leaves are abortive, the petiole forms a tendril, and the stipules alone are developed, perform ing the office of leaves.
In Leguminous plants (the pea tribe) the pinnae are frequently modified to form tendrils, as in Lathyrus Aphaca, in which the stipules perform the function of true leaves.
That famous city lost all except its religious importance under the Ptolemies; after the dcstruction or dismantling by Lathyrus it formed only a series of villages.
Usually it was governed by a viceroy of the royal line, but it gained a brief independence under Ptolemy Lathyrus (107-89 B.C.), and under a brother of Ptolemy Auletes in 58 B.C. The great sanctuaries of Paphos and Idalium, and the public buildings of Salamis, which were wholly remodelled in this period, have produced but few works of art; the sculpture from local shrines at Voni and Vitsada, and the frescoed tombstones from Amathus, only show how incapable the Cypriotes still were of utilizing Hellenistic models; a rare and beautiful class of terra-cottas like those of Myrina may be of Cypriote fabric, but their style is wholly of the Aegean.
Indian pulses are to be avoided on account of the danger of Lathyrus poisoning.Advertisement
The deep pink, fragrant sweet pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a good choice.
Systematics and biogeography of Lathyrus based upon internal transcribed spacer and cpDNA sequence data.
Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus Latifolius) - One of the hardiest and most easily cultivated of plants, thriving almost anywhere, even in courtyards amongst Flags.
Beach Pea (Lathyrus Maritimus) - This is a very interesting native plant, inhabiting the seashore, and not so vigorous as the preceding kinds.
Early Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus Sibthorpi) - This is valuable because it is so early, being at its best in May and June.Advertisement
Persian Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus Rotundifolius) - A very old species, it is not so common as the larger kinds, though good from its earliness and freedom of flowering.
Two-flowered Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus Grandiflorus) - A very handsome plant for the early summer garden, succeeding anywhere, and, as the name implies, is the largest flowered species, the blooms being as large as those of a Sweet Pea.