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Sierra Pea
Lathyrus nevadensis
  
About Sierra Pea (Lathyrus nevadensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lathyrus nevadensis (Sierra pea or purple peavine) is a perennial herb with erect to climbing stems, native to the forests and clearings of western North America from British Columbia to northern California and as far east as Idaho. The Lathyrus nevadensis plant is a trailer or weak climber vine, supported by tendrils, growing to 1. 0 m-3 feet tall. The leaves are pinnate, with 4 to 10 leaflets and a straight, unbranched tendrils at the apex of the petiole. Its flowers are hermaphroditic, pollinated by bees. The plant can also spread vegetatively from creeping rhizomes. The Lathyrus nevadensis plant is a trailer or weak climber vine, supported by tendrils, growing to 1. 0 m-3 feet tall. The leaves are pinnate, with 4 to 10 leaflets and a straight, unbranched tendrils at the apex of the petiole. Its flowers are hermaphroditic, pollinated by bees. The plant can also spread vegetatively from creeping rhizomes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple, Lavender, White

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.8" - 153.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.39" - 5.95", Coldest Month: 29.3" - 49.8", Hottest Month: 50.8" - 75.6", Humidity: 0.31" - 24.57", Elevation: 63" - 8182"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Purple Peavine


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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