Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Lathyrus tuberosus L. image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Gary Fewless
Family Fabaceae
Lathyrus tuberosus L.
tuberous sweet pea, tuberous vetchling
Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
tuberosus: from Latin meaning "tuberous," referring to thickened roots
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, to 32" tall forb; stems angled, wingless; rhizomes with small tubers
Flower: red to purple, 5-parted, 1/2" long; inflorescence a dense, long-stalked cluster (raceme) of 2-10 stalked flowers
Leaf:2 leaflets with a tendril at the end; symmetrical, lance-shaped, leaf-like appendages at base of the stalk

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