Lathyrus latifolius

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Scientific Name Lathyrus latifolius USDA PLANTS Symbol
LALA4
Common Name Everlasting Pea, Perennial Pea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
25856
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to foothills. Introduced species found in disturbed areas, roadsides, etc.
Plant: Perennial vine with sprawling, winged stems, up to 6 feet long.
Leaves: Compound leaves with 2 leaflets, lanceolate to elliptic, 2 to 4-3/4 inches long, with tendrils.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 4 to 10 large, showy, broad pink pea-like blossoms about 1 inch across.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet, and www,americansouthwest.net.
Colorado Status
Introduced

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