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Lathyrus japonicus

sea peavine; sea pea; beach pea; circumpolar pea

Species Record #: gw1021982

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Botanical Information:

Genus: Lathyrus

Family: Leguminosae-Papilionoideae

Author: Willd.

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Lathyrus japonicus
   by Nora_in_Vancouver
aka "Beach peas". Very common on beaches here above the high water line. Flowers in late May. The peas are edible but very small. The ones pictured were collected in mid-August, too late for eating.

    by Nora_in_Vancouver

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