Photographer: Merel R. Black
Lathyrus ochroleucus Hook.
cream pea-vine, pale vetchling, white pea
Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, smooth forb|
|Flower: ||cream to yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" long; inflorescence a stalked cluster (raceme) of 5-10 stalked flowers on a stalk shorter than the leaves; blooms May-July|
|Fruit:||long, flat pod|
|Leaf:||pinnately-divided into 3-5 pairs of leaflets with a tendril at the end; asymmetrical, rounded, leaf-like appendages at the base|
|Habitat: ||dry; woods, forests, cliffs|