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The Perennial Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a flowering, perennial, herbaceous plant in the Fabaceae family of peas. It is also known as the Perennial Peavine and the Broad-Leaved Everlasting Pea.

It is native to Europe. 

It has hairless stems with blue-green leaves.

It has short racemes of 4-11 flowers. The flowers have five purplish-pink petals and are about 2.5 centimetres (an inch) long. The flowers fade with age. 

The Perennial Pea blooms in summer and early autumn.

Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, July 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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