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Lathyrus pauciflorus (Steppe sweetpea)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lathyrus pauciflorus

Lathyrus pauciflorus Fernald

Steppe Sweetpea, Fewflower Pea, Few-flowered Pea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: lapa5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Steppe Sweetpea 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
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Fades to inky blue.


USA: AZ , CO , ID , OR , UT , WA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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