Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lathyrus latifolius   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus latifolius   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-38-003:
Lathyrus latifolius   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea


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Look for it on roadsides, in fencerows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Lathyrus latifolius   FAMILY Fabaceae

Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea