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  Lathyrus japonicus Willd. var. maritimus (L.) Kartesz & Gandhi image
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Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Hugh H. Iltis

Family Fabaceae
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. var. maritimus (L.) Kartesz & Gandhi
beach pea
Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
japonicus: of Japan
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Status: Native
Plant: trailing perennial, to 3' tall forb
Flower: red, 5-parted, 1" long; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: shores, beaches, inland sands; in sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Lathyrus list Google- Images or Text
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. subsp. maritimus (L.) P.W.Ball
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. var. glaber (Ser.) Fernald
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. var. glaber (Ser.) Fernald f. spectabilis Fassett
Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigelow
Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigelow var. glaber (Ser.) Eames
Pisum maritimum L.
Pisum maritimum L. var. glabrum Ser.

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