Taxon  Report   4613    
Lathyrus latifolius  L.
Everlasting pea,  Perennial pea, Perennial sweet pea, Sweet pea
Lathyrus latifolius
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Lathyrus latifolius
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Lathyrus latifolius
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Lathyrus latifolius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lathyrus latifolius
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lathyrus latifolius var. splendens
More information about  Lathyrus latifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 20, 2019).