Fabaceae
Lathyrus littoralis

Silky Beach Pea

Stems prostrate to ascending, angled but not winged. Entire plant gray-hairy. Leaf divided into 4–8 widely oval to almost round leaflets, 1/2–3/4 in. long, opposite, with bristle-like tendril. Leaf-like stipules as large as or larger than leaflets. Dense flower head consists of 4–8 flowers. Flowers bicolored, white and pinkish purple. Grows on coastal sand dunes.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1/2--2 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes