Lathyrus aphaca

Lathyrus aphaca is a legume known as the yellow pea or yellow vetchling. It is native to southern Europe, parts of Asia, and North Africa. Some consider it to be a weed, particularly when in areas where it is an introduced species, including northern Europe and North America. It acclimates best to dry places, such as sand, gravel, and chalk, and requires a well-drained habitat. It is an annual herb producing yellow pea flowers just over a centimeter wide.

Lathyrus aphaca
Lathyrus aphaca var. aphaca1LEST.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Lathyrus
L. aphaca
Binomial name
Lathyrus aphaca
  • Orobus aphaca (L.) Doll


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 7 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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