Color, light purplish blue. Corolla, papilionaceous. Flowers, about 1/2 inch long, delicate and pretty. 4 or 5 together. Leaves, compound, with 2 to 4 pairs of long and narrow leaflets, all with long stipules, acute at both ends. Tendrils found.on some, but not all of the leaves. Stem, weak and trailing, 1 to 3 feet long. July.

Common from New Jersey westward and southward. (See illustration, p. 318.)

Marsh Pea. Marsh Vetchling. (Lathyrus palustris)

Marsh Pea. Marsh Vetchling. (Lathyrus palustris)