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Lathyrus vestitus

Lathyrus vestitus Nutt.

Pacific pea, Wild sweetpea, Canyon pea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: lave2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Pacific Pea is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound or occasionally simple leaves and flowers usually in clusters.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Lavendar

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Good under trees.
Use Food: Young leaves eaten by indigenous peoples.
Warning: Plants in the genus Lathyrus, particularly the seeds, can be toxic to humans and animals if ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of the
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lathyrus vestitus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lathyrus vestitus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-04-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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