Taxon  Report   4617 
Lathyrus palustris  L.
marsh pea
Lathyrus palustris, 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 2.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Lathyrus palustris
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Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Lathyrus myrtifolius
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris ssp. pilosus
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. linearifolius
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. macranthus
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. meridionalis
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. myrtifolius
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. pilosus
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. retusus
PLANTS: Orobus myrtifolius
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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