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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lathyrus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lathyrus palustris L.
Habit: Perennial herb, generally glabrous or +- puberulent. Stem: angled, flanged, or narrowly winged. Leaf: stipules lanceolate, lower lobe conspicuous; leaflets (4)6(8), opposite, 2.5--5.5 cm, elliptic to lance-oblong; tendril branched, coiled. Inflorescence: 3--6-flowered. Flower: calyx tube +- = lower lobes; corolla 15--20 mm, banner bent +- 90°, pink-purple or purple (white). Fruit: glabrous or initially glandular. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Moist or wet coastal areas; Elevation: generally < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n NCo; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, northeastern United States, circumboreal. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Kelly Steele & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Lathyrus odoratus
Next taxon: Lathyrus polyphyllus
Citation for this treatment: Kelly Steele & Duane Isely 2016. Lathyrus palustris, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30327, accessed on February 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 06, 2016.