Page author: David Giblin
Lathyrus japonicus
beach pea
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Coastal in Washington; Alaska south to California; also along the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Sandy beaches, dunes, and headlands along the coast.

Flowers: May-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lathyrus japonicus Willd.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. ssp. maritimus (L.) P.W. Ball
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. var. glaber (Ser.) Fernald
Lathyrus japonicus Willd. var. maritimus (L.) Kartesz & Gandhi [IFBC]
Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigelow
Lathyrus maritimus (L.) Bigelow var. glaber (Ser.) Eames
Pisum maritimum L.
Pisum maritimum L. var. glaber Ser.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lathyrus japonicus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lathyrus japonicus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lathyrus japonicus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lathyrus japonicus photos.

USDA Plants: Lathyrus japonicus information.

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