Height: 4-8" (10-20cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Fabales (Bean Order) Family: Papilionaceae (Pea Family) Genus: Lathyrus (Pea) Species: maritimus (of the sea) ____________________________________
Lathyrus maritimus is a British wild flower, but is only rarely found on shingle beaches. It is a mat-forming plant, spreading widely, with thick waxy bluish pinnate leaves, and short dense spikes of pink pea flowers in summer.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Inside (5 days)
Outside (63 days)
Deno (6-17 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is a short woody pod.
Seed The seeds are small brown peas. There are several seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has divided leaves.
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