Taxon  Report   4617    
Lathyrus palustris  L.
Marsh pea
Lathyrus palustris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens

Communities: Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lathyrus myrtifolius
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris ssp. pilosus
PLANTS: Lathyrus palustris var. linearifolius
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More information about  Lathyrus palustris
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Aug 17, 2019).