Lathyrus pauciflorus

Steppe Sweetpea

Sprawling to climbing. Leaves pinnately divided, 2–10 leaflets with small wing-shaped stipules, 1/2 as long as leaflets. Leaflets mostly more than 1 in. long, thick, with sharply pointed tips, tendrils at leaf tip well developed, usually divided. Flower stem long, holding flower above leaves; flowers 3–7, pink, lavender, or violet. Found in grasslands, dry woods, sagebrush slopes.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--2 feet
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, East Gorge, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes

More Information: