Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lathyrus japonicus Willd. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Derek Anderson

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Fabaceae
Lathyrus japonicus Willd.
beach pea
Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
japonicus: of Japan
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Status: Native
Plant: creeping, perennial, up to 40" long, stout forb; from rhizomes
Flower: purple and white, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long; inflorescence a stalked cluster (raceme) of 5-10 stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:flat, long pod
Leaf:pinnately-divided into 3-6 pairs of slightly fleshy leaflets with symmetrical, leaf-like appendages at the base
Habitat: Great Lake shores; in sandy soil
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