Feature Weed

Tangier Pea

(Lathyrus tiganitanus)

Tangier Pea is a troublesome herb or perennial climber which grows over native vegetation and can increase fire fuels in bushland. Originally from northern Morocco, it is at home in the southwest’s Mediterranean climate and with abundant seed it can quickly become established in most areas. In addition, dormant seed may remain viable in the soil for several years. Recommended treatment is to control plants as soon as possible, prevent seed set for several years where established to exhaust seed bank, graze or regularly mow the area if possible and to replant or encourage species that will increase the level of shade.

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Above: Tangier Pea (Lathyrus tiganitanus)