Lathyrus japonicus var. maritimus (L.) Kartesz & Gandhi  
Family: Fabaceae
beach pea
[Lathyrus japonicus subsp. maritimus Willd., Lathyrus japonicus var. glaber Willd., Lathyrus japonicus var. glaber f. spectabilis Willd., Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigelow, Lathyrus maritimus var. glaber (L.) Bigelow, Pisum maritimum L., Pisum maritimum var. glabrum L.]
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Etymology: Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
Plants: trailing perennial, to 3' tall forb
Flowers: red, 5-parted, 1" long; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: shores, beaches, inland sands; in sandy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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