Lathyrus maritimus L.
FamilyLeguminosae — APG family: Fabaceae
SynonymsLathyrus japonicus var. typicus Fern., Pisum maritimum L., Lathyrus japonicus var. glaber Fern.
Common namebeach pea
DescriptionGlabrous or sparsely pubescent; rhizome slender; stem decumbent, angled; leaves thick, fleshy, with 6-12 oblong to ovate leaflets; stipules large, obliquely hastate or broadly ovate; raceme few-flowered; peduncles glabrous or very sparsely appressed- pubescent, with more or less numerous, small, dark-brown spots; flowers with red- dish banner and bluish-violet wings and keel.
EcologySandy shores, rare inland. Described from Europe.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.