Anyone recognize this little pink wildflower?

glendalekidSeptember 24, 2007


Looking for an ID on this. It is a small plant, maybe 4-6" across. The flowers are look kind of sweet-pea-like, about a half inch across, and a darker pink (medium) than is shown here. It does not vine. It grows in full sun to full shade, and is drought-tolerant.

I would sure appreciate help on this.



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Since it is drought tolerant, could be Lathyrus japonicus (Beach Pea) or possibly one of the other numerous Lathyrus sp., both native & introduced.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 25, 2007 at 3:03AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think it's that exact one as it is very tiny, only about two inches high. The leaves are about 1" x 1/2". I'm going to look up others in that genus and see if it's one of them.


    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 1:43AM
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ladyslppr(z6 PA)

I cannot see any picture or link in the original email.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 9:02AM
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Hmmm. What do you see instead? It is a direct imbedded photo. I'll put in another one.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 10:40AM
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Maybe Centroseum sp.


    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 5:36PM
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Looks like it could be vetch (vicia) of which there are several varieties.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 4:42PM
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