Lathyrus tuberosus L.  
Family: Fabaceae
tuberous sweet pea, tuberous vetchling
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Gary Fewless  
Etymology: Lathyrus: from the Greek lathyros, an old name for "pea"
Plants: erect, perennial, to 32" tall forb; stems angled, wingless; rhizomes with small tubers
Leaves: 2 leaflets with a tendril at the end; symmetrical, lance-shaped, leaf-like appendages at base of the stalk
Flowers: red to purple, 5-parted, 1/2" long; inflorescence a dense, long-stalked cluster (raceme) of 2-10 stalked flowers
Fruits: pod
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Gary Fewless  
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Botanical Illustration  
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Botanical Illustration  
Lathyrus tuberosus image
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