Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Anonymous. 1986. List-Based Rec., Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S.D.A. Database of the U.S.D.A., Beltsville. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1103
Regularity: Regularly occurring
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
Lathyrus angulatus is a species of wild pea known by the common name angled pea. It is native to southern Europe and North Africa, and it is known from elsewhere as an introduced species. This is an annual herb with a flanged, hairless stem. Each leaf is made up of two leaflike leaflets each a few centimeters long and very narrow. It has tiny coiling tendrils. The inflorescence holds a solitary flower on a long bristle-tipped peduncle with the flower situated midway. The purple pea flower is about a centimeter wide. The fruit is a hairless dehiscent legume pod.