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Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii

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Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii
Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii

Species Name: Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii
Common Name: Wild Pea

A local wild pea! Perfect for a fence, trellis. Beautiful wine red to dark purple flowers adorn this delicate climbing vine.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: 10' long
Growth Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red to purple
Distribution: South Coast Range, Southern Channel Islands, Peninsular Range
Natural Habitat: Chaparral below 3600'

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