Page author: David Giblin
Lathyrus japonicus
beach pea

Distribution: Occurring along the Puget Sound and outer coast in Washington; Alaska to California; also along the Atlantic Coast.

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

Flowers: May-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lathyrus japonicus Willd.
Publication: Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 3(2): 1092. 1802. 1802.

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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