Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea - Lathyrus latifolius

    Alt Name
    Everlasting Pea
    Description

    A very variable tall, clambering plant to 3 metres. It has widely winged stems and leaflets with prominent parallel veins. The pea like flowers are magenta-purple or pink, 20 to 30 mm in long stalked racemes.

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    Habitat

    Disturbed ground, railway verges etc., often as an escape from cultivation.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Infrequent but widespread in Britain, particularly from Yorkshire southwards. Usually found as an escape from cultivation that has established in the wild.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, usually as an escape from cultivation that has established in the wild. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 19 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map