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Angular Pea- a weed (*Lathyrus angulatus)

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img1Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: Widespread in degraded bushland, bushland valley floors, grassland and waste areas.


Angular Pea is a common weed in the Castlemaine district, but is mostly uncommon elsewhere. The often variegated blue to purple pea flowers, the angular stems, and the paired leaflets make this a distinctive plant.

Sweet Pea Lathyrus odoratus is a much larger plant.

Photo 1: Angular Pea. Mt Alexander golf links. The long, narrow paired leaflets are distinctive.
2: McKittricks Road, Faraday. 3: Mt Tarrengower.