Lathyrus vestitus Nutt.
Pacific pea, Wild sweetpea, Canyon pea
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: lave2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Lavendar
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
BenefitUse 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
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-04-08
Research By: TWC Staff