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Lathyrus japonicus ssp. maritimus

8th June 2013

From time to time I try a new species of Lathyrus in the garden. I don't really expect a lot from them but it is fun to try them out.
This is a widespread species growing in gravel beaches around the world. The ripe seeds float and survive undamaged in sea water for long periods so it spreads widely.
It has survived for a year though I think it needs a bit more heat in the summer. Perhaps it will settle in over time.