Taxon  Report   4622    
Lathyrus sulphureus  A. Gray
Brewer's pea,  Snub pea, Sulpher pea
Lathyrus sulphureus
© 2009 Ron Wolf
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Lathyrus sulphureus
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Lathyrus sulphureus
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Lathyrus sulphureus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lathyrus sulphureus
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lathyrus sulphureus var. argillaceus
ICPN: Lathyrus sulphureus var. sulphureus
More information about  Lathyrus sulphureus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).