Purple Peavine (Veiny Vetchling)
Purple Peavine (Veiny Vetchling)
Lathyrus venosus
Pea family - Leguminaceae

This vine, growing up to 120 cm tall (4 ft.), supports itself on adjacent plants. It tends to grow in colonies and it spreads by underground rhizomes.
Flowers are showy and purple to pink. Leaves are compound with 8 - 12 leaflets. Found at woodland's edge or growing beside the trail through the woods.
Not common and looks very similar to Cream-coloured Vetchling, L. ochroleucus.

Bloom time: June, July
Height: 70 cm - 120 cm (28 - 48")
Semi-shade or sun.

Purple Peavine is fairly easy to grow. Soak the seed in hot water before planting.