Observations of the Month: Chaparral Pea and San Diego Sweet Pea (Fabaceae)

Chaparral Pea by @salticidlover
San Diego Sweet Pea by @biocowboy

Imagine you are driving along with a friend who is an enthusiastic but new user of iNaturalist. Your friend looks out the car window and says, “Wow, look at those bright pink flowers! I wonder if that could be Chaparral Pea?” You calmly reply, “You mean Pickeringia montana? Not likely where we are—in the coastal lowlands of San Diego County. It’s more likely to be San Diego Sweet Pea (Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii).”
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The San Diego County Plant Atlas project is a multi-year citizen science project designed to better understand the diversity and distribution of the local flora of San Diego County, California using scientific vouchers as the primary data source. The Plant Atlas project was created by the San Diego Natural History Museum and began in 2003. This botanical endeavor has increased our knowledge ...more ↓

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