(Aspen Pea)

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 2174/2195

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 8750

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3784

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 6630

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 0253

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 8764

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Lathyrus laetivirens, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 2226

Scientific Name Lathyrus laetivirens (Lathyrus lanszwertii var. laetivirens) USDA PLANTS Symbol LALA6
Common Name Aspen Pea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503341
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6500 to 10500 ft); meadows, open slopes and forests.
Plant: Erect, sprawling or climbing perennial with stems 8 to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound, 6 to 10 linear to elliptic or ovate leaflets 3/4 to 3 inches long with long tendrils at tips.
Inflorescence: Racemes arising from leaf axils of 2 to 10 pea-like flowers, white with pink-ish veins; corolla about 3/4-inch long or less.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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