In this study which was carried out during the 2015 summer season in Eskişehir, the flower, pod
and seed characters attributed to yield components were investigated in 12 forage pea genotypes.
They showed significant differences in terms of agronomic and morphological (flower, pod, and
seed) traits. The highest fresh hay yield with 2171 kg/da and plant height with 106.6 cm were
obtained from Populasyon-1. Crackerjack had lower values in some flower traits such as, whereas
the higher values of pod and seed traits were obtained from cv. Rose. In addition, Population-1
included in the higher value group for standard petal width, keel petal length, calyx tube and teeth
lengths, and flower length. Although cluster analysis did not reflect agronomic traits, the clustering
resulted in four groups. The first group consisted of Özkaynak 1, 2, and 3 and Taşkent, Töre, and
Population-2, which were the standard petal colour violet, light, and dark violet. Population-1 had
both violet and white standard petal; however, it was included in the second group together with
white-flowered Ulubatlı and Ürünlü according to cluster analysis. While Rose and Gölyazı were in
the third group, Crackerjack was in the fourth group alone. There was a highly significant positive
correlation between fresh hay yield and both standard petal width and length and flower length.
Consequently, a hopeful result for summer growing in Eskişehir condition was obtained from
Population-1. It was suggested that some flower characters can be used for pre-selection of yieldrelated traits in the evaluation of genetic diversity of pea germplasm through morphological trait