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Marsh Vetchling
Lathyrus palustris

Marsh Vetchling (Lathyrus palustris) Other common names: Marsh Peavine

Other scientific names: Lathyrus pilosus

French names: Gesse des marais

Family: Legume Family (Fabaceae)

Group: Vetches

Similar species:
  •   Tuberous Vetchling (Lathyrus tuberosus)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Alternate, Compound, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 114   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: palustris: of swamps, marshes

Photographs: 118 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Marsh Vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

The blue flowers of Marsh Vetchling.

Marsh Vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Marsh Vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

View of flowers from above.

Marsh Vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Marsh Vetchling leaves.

Range map for Marsh Vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

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)