Mar. 20, 2019

perennial pea, Lathyrus latifolius

And here's the most typical pea family flower style. In fact this may be the wild pea we're all most used to seeing. It's very common in almost all of the country. It seems to particularly like roadsides, where mowing shortens the other plants it depends on for support. Perenial pea occurs in every state except AK, FL, and ND, and in BC, NS, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 7/5/16.