Seaside, Sea, or Everlasting Pea.

Lathyrus maritimus. Pulse Family. May - Aug.

Found chiefly near seashores from New Jersey and Oregon to the Arctic Sea; also shores of Great Lakes.


Purple, about 1 inch long or less, 5 - 12 in short clusters on stalk springing from the leaf angles.


Compound, consisting of 6 - 10 leaflets. A pair of arrowhead-shaped leaflets are borne at the base of the compound leaves. Plant stem stout, reclining, 1 - 2 feet long.