Sweet pea viruses

Many viruses affect Lathyrus spp. (sweet peas) causing streaked flowers, mottled leaves, stunted growth and dead patches on leaves.

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Sweet pea leaf with virus. Image: RHS, Horticultural Science

Quick facts

Common name Sweet pea viruses
Scientific name Various
Plants affected Lathyrus spp. (sweet peas)
Main symptoms Streaked flowers, mottled leaves and stunted growth
Caused by Viruses
Timing Spring until late summer

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