Common name: Angular Pea, Slender Wild Pea
Lathyrus angulatus L. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or climbing annual herb; stems 10–60 cm long, not winged.
Leaves 2-foliolate; leaflets linear to lanceolate, 1–6 cm long, 1–7 mm wide; petiole c. 0.8 cm long; stipules 0.7–1.4 cm long, with basal lobe.
Flowers solitary or rarely paired; peduncle 2–7 cm long. Calyx c. 5 mm long, teeth ± equal. Corolla c. 8 mm long, purple to pale blue. Style not curved.
Pod linear, 2–5 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, flat; seeds 8–15, wrinkled to tuberculate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy areas, not common. Native of Medit. & Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *ST, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic.
Text by C. Gardner
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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