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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lathyrus splendens Kellogg
Pride of California, Pride-of-California, Campo pea
USDA Symbol: LASP3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Long, weak stems, from 1 1/2-9 ft. in length, end in coiled tendrils by which the plant attaches itself as it climbs chaparral bushes. Leaves are pinnately compound. The pea-like flowers are deep, rich-red or crimson and are followed by pea-like pods.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Extreme s. CA
& adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Dry, chaparral slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate with treated seeds.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds must be scarified and/or stratified. A hot water treatment has been recommended for this species.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff