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Silky Beach Pea (Lathyrus littoralis)

Silky Beach Pea (Lathyrus littoralisis a perennial herb with silky grey wooly leaves. It is a member of the legume family (Fabaceae). The leaves are subdivided into 4 to 8 small overlapping leaflets with small tough tendrils. The purple-pink and white flowers have prominent delicate venation. Flowers are displayed in tight clusters of 4 to 8; each flower is 15 to18 millimeters wide. The fruit is an oval, hairy, pea-like pod. The CPP four letter code for this species is LALI.

This species is currently being monitored at Redwood National Park.


Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Lathyrus littoralis here.

Download the CPP species profile for Lathyrus littoralis here.


For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Lathyrus littoralis on the USA-NPN website 

Lathyrus littoralis on Calflora

Lathyrus littoralis on USDA PLANTS



CPP Parks and Partners