Lathyrus tuberosus L.
Family: Fabaceae
tuberous sweet pea,  more...
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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
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
Lathyrus tuberosus image
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