LATHYRUS maritimus
(LATHYRUS japonicus)

Sea Pea



Height: 4-8" (10-20cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Pink

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
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

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)
Any time
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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