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Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

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Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus
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Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Species Name: Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus
Common Name: Canyon Pea

Native to Southern California. Found in Santa Monica Mtns. Good under oaks and good for erosion control in chaparral.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: 6-10' long
Growth Habit: Spreads and climbs w/tendrils
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Sand or clay
Water Requirements: Semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: To 25 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender-purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, North Coast Range, Central Western and South Western CA
Natural Habitat: Coniferous forest in North to Oak woodland in South below 4700'

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