Looking for an I.D. (Lathyrus vernus)


Customers bring in the strangest plants for I.D. sometimes.

This us quite clearly a member of the pea family. Supposed to be hardy, upright (not a vine like Wisteria or Sweet Pea) plant. Flowers open pink turning very blue as they age. And everyone here is stumped. Anyone out there have any ideas for me?

(Update – almost certainly Lathyrus vernus, thanks for the ID Larry)


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Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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3 Responses to Looking for an I.D. (Lathyrus vernus)

  1. Larry says:

    Looks a bit like Lathyrus vernus although a bit hard to tell from the angle of the photo

    • Andrew says:

      Thanks, have done a little reading on the species and it looks right from flower colour to habit and flowering time. Will read up on it a bit more but it looks like a pretty sweet plant to me.

  2. ellieT says:

    wow, the colours are beautiful! also very interesting that it doesn’t vine – thanks for sharing!

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