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. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map