Taxon  Report   4605 
Lathyrus japonicus  Willd.
Beach pea,  Sea pea
Lathyrus japonicus
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Lathyrus japonicus
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Lathyrus japonicus
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Lathyrus japonicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Lathyrus japonicus
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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
Coastal Strand
Habitat: coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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