Lathyrus splendens Kellogg
Pride of California, Pride-of-California, Campo pea
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: lasp3
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Climber
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
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
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lathyrus splendens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lathyrus splendens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lathyrus splendens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff