Lathyrus ochroleucus

(Cream pea vine)

Growth: Climbing or decumbent, this native perennial vine in the legume family grows in open woodlands and meadows across North America. It prefers moist to well-drained soil in a partly sunny location. Spreading by rhizomes, it needs a spot where it won’t interfere with plants less vigorous, for instance in a woodland garden. 

Characteristics: Fresh, tender green compound leaves in groups of 3 to 5 pairs with a tendril at the end of the leaf stalk for climbing. Creamy white flowers bloom in clusters in the leaf axils in June-July, giving way to flat pea pods. Though not poisonous, all parts of this plant may cause lathyrism if consumed in excessive quantities.

Size:   Height 12-36” (30-90 cm) 
            Width 12-18” (30-45cm)

Zone: 1-2  

On site:  11cm  $10.00