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Lathyrus ochroleucus (Cream pea)
Smith, R.W.

Lathyrus ochroleucus

Lathyrus ochroleucus Hook.

Cream Pea, Pale Vetchling, Creamy Peavine, Common Vetchling, Yellow Vetchling

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: LAOC2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: About 1-3 feet in height.
Leaf: The terminal leaflet of each leaf is tipped with a forked tendril.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are white or yellowish-white.


USA: AK , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-17
Research By: JAM

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