Taxon  Report   4597    
Lathyrus aphaca  L.
Yellow pea,  Yellow vetchling
Lathyrus aphaca
© 2016 Jim Xerogeanes
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lathyrus aphaca, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lathyrus aphaca
© 2016 Jim Xerogeanes
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lathyrus aphaca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).