Lathyrus latifolius

(Perennial Pea)

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Lathyrus latifolius, North of Paonia, Delta Co. 2796

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Lathyrus latifolius, North of Paonia, Delta Co. 2788

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Lathyrus latifolius, Paonia River Park, Delta Co. 8498

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Lathyrus latifolius, Paonia River Park, Delta Co. 8488

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Tendril, Lathyrus latifolius, Paonia River Park, Delta Co. 8501

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Leaves, Lathyrus latifolius, Paonia River Park, Delta Co. 8504

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 (4900 to 6500 ft). 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.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet, and American Southwest.
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Colorado Status:
Introduced

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