Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


798

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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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

 

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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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image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    jkm0405za_10

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

Stems with wings 1-3mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    jkm0405za_12

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

Petioles broadly winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    s040530_a

May    Greenville County    SC

Churchyard or cemetery

Stipules 4-10 mm wide; leaflets 2-5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    s040530_b

May    Greenville County    SC

Churchyard or cemetery

Leaves consist of 2 lanceolate leaflets and a branched terminal tendril, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    jkm0407w_28

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_latifolius_8

August    Floyd County    GA

Flowers in clusters of 4-10 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    jkm120920_058

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

A standard (upper petal), 2 wings (lateral petals), & keel (2 lower petals), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    jkm120920_063

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Stems broadly winged, decumbent or high climbing, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Lathyrus latifolius, Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea

JK Marlow    jkm120920_066

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Calyx glabrous, tube campanulate, lobes lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.