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Flatpea climbs through the use of tendrils and can attain heights of 5-7 feet if support is available. When no support is nearby, the plant has a height of 18-30 inches. In either case, a well-established stand forms a dense mat of vegetation. The stems and petioles are winged with leaf-like appendages. The leaf consists of two long, narrow leaflets with parallel veins and bears the tendril from juncture of the leaflets. The flowers are deep pink, and produce 2-inch long seed pods that contain the hard round seed. Both the seed and the pod are black or dark gray at maturity. Flatpea closely resembles sweetpea and perennial pea.

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Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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