Two-flowered Everlasting-pea - Lathyrus grandiflorus

Description

Lathyrus grandiflorus is a herbaceous climber, spreading by suckers, and growing about 1.5m tall. It produces pink-purple flowers in summer. 

Similar Species

Lathyrus latifolius

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

One pair of leaflets; the stems are angled but not winged.

Recording advice

A photo of the the whole plant, showing stems and leaves as well as flowers

Habitat

A persistent garden escape in hedges, waste ground, etc.

When to see it

Flowers in summer.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Widespread but infrequent in the wild in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in our area. It was first recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland in 1997. 

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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