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Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea

Lathyrus latifolius

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
3 metres spread
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, scrub, wasteland, woodland.

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Showy bright to deep pink flowers in a spike.
Fruit:
A brown pea pod, up to 10cm long.
Leaves:
The greyish leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. The compound leaves have 1 pair of elliptical leaflets with branched tendrils. The leaflets have untoothed margins and are smooth in texture. Each leaflet can be up to 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Leaf bases have stipules.
Aroma:
Unlike most pea species, the flowers of the Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea are not scented.
Other Names:
Everlasting Pea, Everlasting Pea-vine, Hardy Sweet Pea, Pea Shoots, Perennial Pea, Perennial Pea-vine, Perennial Sweet Pea, Wild Sweet Pea.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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