Scientific Name: Lathyrus latifolius Form: Climbing
Common Name:perennial pea, everlasting peaTexture:Medium - fine
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Vine or climber, Weed (horticultural), Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), Pink, Purple, White, Aug- Jul- Jun- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Legume, Brown, Red, Oct
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Erosion control
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.