Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lathyrus ochroleucus Hook. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Richard Bauer

Derek Anderson

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Fabaceae
Lathyrus ochroleucus Hook.
cream pea-vine, pale vetchling, white pea
Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
ochroleucus: yellowish
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Status: Native
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

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