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White Flowers ( Pea-like Flowers )
Pea Family (Leguminosae)

Wild Sweet Pea (Cream-colored Vetchling)
Lathyrus ochroleucus

Season: Spring/Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Trailing

Description: This member of the pea family has a trailing vine with compound leaves and a tendril on the end. The leaflets are narrow, opposite, and smooth margined with a rounded point. The three-parted white pea-like flowers grow in terminal clusters. They are later replaced by edible pea pods.

It can be distinguished from the similar milk-vetch by the fact that neither its stem or seed pod are covered with hairs. Also, milk-vetch flowers may have a hint of purple.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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