|Scientific Name||Lathyrus latifolius||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LALA4|
|Common Name||Everlasting Pea, Perennial Pea||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||25856|
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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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County