Taxon  Report   4616    
Lathyrus odoratus  L.
Common sweet pea,  Garden sweet pea, Sweetpea
Lathyrus odoratus
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lathyrus odoratus
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Lathyrus odoratus
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Lathyrus odoratus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Lathyrus odoratus
© 2017 danielle noe
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lathyrus odoratus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

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 23, 2019).