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Scientific Name: Lathyrus latifolius
Pronunciation: LATH-ih-rus latt-ih-FOE-lee-uss
Common Name: perennial pea, everlasting pea
Family Name: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Vine or climber, Weed (horticultural), Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stems winged, hairless, and end in tendrils; leaves pinnately compound with a winged petiole, a single pair of leaflets to 5 cm long, and branched tendrils between the leaflets; florets non-fragrant, white, pink, or purple, 2.5 cm wide, 6-11 per raceme; legumes flattened, toxic.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Summer interest (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
perennial pea, everlasting pea
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate, Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Purple, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Legume
Fruit Colour: Brown, Red
Fruiting Time: Oct

Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Root nodules (N-fixing), Tendrils

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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