Pea – Everlasting

Lathyrus latifolius

Family Pea or Bean (Fabaceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Roadsides, fields
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-7′
Flower Flowers range from white to dark purple but are usually pink. They resemble the cultivated sweet pea. It has 4-10 showy blossoms in a cluster near the tip of the smooth flower stalk which may be up to 7″ long.
Leaf Leaves consist of 2 oval leaflets, 1-3″ long. The leaf stalk may have one or more tendrils from the tip.
Notes Stems are climbing or prostrate. Seeds are poisonous.


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