PlantsLathyrus→Spring Vetch (Lathyrus vernus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 2 to 2 1/2 inch brown pods, each containing 8 to 12 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Other: Reddish-purple with red veins, maturing to violet-blue.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous

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Comments:
Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Dec 6, 2012 10:56 PM

A non-vining Lathyrus species.

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 19, 2013 6:25 PM

Attractive.
Clump-forming.

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