Beach pea
Lathyrus japonicus

Family: Fabaceae

Habitat: Wetlands and seeps

Form: Herb, vine

Flower: This attractive purple flower blooms over an extended period of the spring and summer.

Foliage: Compound green leaves.

Notes and uses: This attractive and sturdy perennial member of the bean family is found primarily in the northern part of North America.

Beach pea
Lathyrus japonicus

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