darling pea


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Noun1.darling pea - either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep
genus Swainsona, Swainsona - a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs: darling peas
smooth darling pea, Swainsona galegifolia - erect or trailing perennial of eastern Australia having axillary racemes of blue to purple or red flowers
hairy darling pea, Swainsona grandiflora, Swainsona greyana - shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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(http://nct.org.au/nature-conservation/wildlife/native-plants/slender-darling-pea.html) "Darling Pea" (Swainsona murrayana), a pea-like flower, is a native and endangered plant containing a poisonous substance toxic to the livestock.
When the animals feed and graze on Darling Peas for prolonged periods, this causes addiction, eventually this leads to lack of coordination and depression.