Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Vetchling Peavine
Lathyrus palustris
Family: Fabaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2

Wet meadows, swamps, wet woods; in KY, boulder cobble bars along creeks and rivers, and known from a roadside near a railroad (Medley).

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.
Fruiting Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Wet woods often along shorelines; leaflets 4-8 and a tendril at the end, stems winged; racemes with 2-6 flowers.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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