University of Rhode Island

Lathyrus maritimus

Beach Pea

Trailing vine with dull green oval compound leaves and pink to lavender pea-like flowers on stout upright stems. Flowers bloom June through August followed by two-inch fruit pods. Prefers full sun. Tolerates salt and sandy to gravelly soil. Native to RI. 1-3' x 1'.

© Copyright Mark Brand, 1997-2001. Image courtesy of the University of Connecticut.

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