Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lathyrus palustris L. image
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Caroline A. Creevey

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Fabaceae
Lathyrus palustris L.
marsh pea, marsh vetchling, slender-stem pea-vine
Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
palustris: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
Plant: climbing, perennial, 1'-4' long forb; stems often winged
Flower: purple and white, 5-parted, 3/4" long; inflorescence a long-stalked cluster (raceme) of 2-6 stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruit:long pod
Leaf:pinnately-divided into 2-4 pairs of leaflets with a tendril at the end; asymmetrical, sharp-pointed, leaf-like appendages at the base
Habitat: wet to moist; meadows, shores, marshes
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Lathyrus myrtifolius Muhl. ex Willd.
Lathyrus myrtifolius Muhl. ex Willd. var. macranthus T.G.White
Lathyrus palustris L. subsp. pilosus (Cham.) Hultén
Lathyrus palustris L. var. genuinus Gren. & Godr.
Lathyrus palustris L. var. linearifolius Ser.
Lathyrus palustris L. var. macranthus (T.G.White) Fernald
Lathyrus palustris L. var. meridionalis Butters & H.St.John
Lathyrus palustris L. var. myrtifolius (Muhl. ex Willd.) A.Gray
Lathyrus palustris L. var. palustris
Lathyrus palustris L. var. pilosus (Cham.) Ledeb.
Lathyrus palustris L. var. retusus Fernald & H.St.John
Lathyrus pilosus Cham.
Orobus myrtifolius (Muhl. ex Willd.) A.Hall

         
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