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Lathyrus sulphureus

Lathyrus sulphureus W.H. Brewer ex A. Gray

Snub pea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LASU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Several sprawling or clambering, angular stems bearing pinnately compound leaves and yellowish to orange pea flowers turned to one side in racemes growing from leaf axils.

The unusually broad base and the barely upturned end of the banner produce a stubby flower, hence the common name. Del Norte Pea (L. delnorticus), which grows near the California-Oregon border, has wing-like ridges on the stem.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: CA , ID , OR
Native Distribution: Southwestern Oregon and northern two-thirds of California.
Native Habitat: Slopes in chaparral and open forests.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lathyrus sulphureus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lathyrus sulphureus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lathyrus sulphureus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-12-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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