Ontario Wildflowers website

Beach Pea
Lathyrus japonicus

Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus) Other common names: Seaside Pea

Other scientific names: Lathyrus maritimus, Pisum maritimum

French names: Gesse du Japon

Family: Legume Family (Fabaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Compound, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 114   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 96 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus) flowers

Beach Pea flower and buds.

Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus) leaves

Beach Pea leaves.

Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus) leaves

Range map for Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)