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It is little cultivated in gardens at the North, though sometimes grown as a field-pea in the Canadas.
It is an interesting fact already alluded to, that, according to O. Heer,  the peas found in the lake-habitations of Switzerland of the Stone and Bronze ages, belong to an extinct variety, with exceedingly small seeds, allied to _P. arvense_, or field-pea.
-- Most botanists look at the garden-pea as specifically distinct from the field-pea (_P. arvense_).