Lathyrus palustris

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusLathyrus
Species:Lathyrus palustris L.
Common NameMarsh Pea; Marsh Vetchling
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 6; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: Purple; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Ovules per Carpel: 5; Ovules per Carpel: 6; Ovules per Carpel: 7; Ovules per Carpel: 8; Ovules per Carpel: 9; Ovules per Carpel: 10; Ovules per Carpel: 11; Ovules per Carpel: 12; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: McCreary (KY), Coffee (TN), Knox (TN), Monroe (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100746112 McCreary Kentucky Tara R. Littlefield
EKY
Lathyrus palustris
APSC0017693 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Lathyrus palustris
TENN-V-0131831 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Lathyrus palustris
TENN-V-0131837 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Lathyrus palustris
31234100746245 McCreary Kentucky Tara R. Littlefield
EKY
Lathyrus palustris
TENN-V-0131838 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Lathyrus palustris
31234100733235 McCreary Kentucky M. Shea
EKY
Lathyrus palustris
APSC0109236 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Lathyrus palustris
APSC0086054 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Lathyrus palustris
APSC0045588 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Lathyrus palustris
APSC0109235 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Lathyrus palustris
TENN-V-0131836 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Lathyrus palustris
APSC0085027 Williamson Tennessee
APSC
Lathyrus palustris
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Plant Photos

Lathyrus palustris - Milo Pyne
Lathyrus palustris - Milo Pyne
Lathyrus palustris - Milo Pyne
Lathyrus palustris - Milo Pyne
Lathyrus palustris - Milo Pyne
Lathyrus palustris - Milo Pyne