Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Lathyrus littoralis (Nutt. ex.T & G) Endl.
||Silky Beach Pea
||Fort Funston, California
||L. littoralis is found in coastal strand communities from Monterery County, California, north to British Columbia.
||1 gallon can
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between July 1st and August 30th.
Mature pods are brown.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored at room temperature.
||Seeds is soaked in 180F water and cooled overnight.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Transplanting Germinants.
Seeds are sown in flats containing Sunshine Mix #4 Aggregate Plus (peat moss, perlite, major and minor nutrients, gypsum, and dolomitic lime).
Seeds are planted 2 times the diameter to depth.
Flats are watered in bry hand.
Seeds are sown on June 15th.
% Germination: 30%
||Seeds germinate 15 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 15 days after germination to individual containers (1 gallon cans) containing 1 part standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand and 1 part sand.
Transplant Survival averages 60%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Lathyrus littoralis (Nutt. ex.T & G) Endl. plants (1 gallon can); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 2 March 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|