Lathyrus krylovii Serg. - Krylov grasspea.

Taxonomic position.

Family: Fabaceae Lindl.; genus: Lathyrus L.

Morphology and biology.

A perennial plant 50-55 cm in height. A root is thin. A stem is single, upright, naked. Stipules are semisagittate, lanceolate, with denticles at the basis. Leaves consist of 3-4 pairs lanceolate or prolong-elliptic leaflets, 6-10 cm in length, 4 mm in width. Leaves from below have more light color. An inflorescence - 2-4-flowers raceme. Calyx is campanulate, its denticles - with shortly ciliate. Flag is yellow, 25-30 mm in length, back - ovate, with short pubescens on the edge; it is rough in the bottom part, it is narrowed to the basis. Keel is little bit shorter than a flag. Wings are little bit shorter than keel. The size and the form of pods are unknown.
Blossoms in May.


The general distribution: Western Siberia - Altai.


In Pinus sylvestris woods and the alpine meadows.

Use and economic value.

The wild relative of cultivated species of genus.


Cherepanov, S.K. 1995. Plantae Vasculares Rossicae et Civitatum Collimitanearum (in limicis USSR olim). St-Petersburg, "Mir I Semia", 990 p. (in Russian).
Flora of Siberia. Fabaceae. 1994. Polozhy A.V., Malyshev L.I. (ed.). vol. 9. Novosibirsk: Nauka, p. 188. (in Russian).
Flora USSR, 1948. Vol. XIII. B.K. Shishkin, E.G. Bobrov (ed.) - M.-L.: Publishing House of Acad. Science, p. 518. (in Russian).

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