Lathyrus linifolius (Reichard) Bassler

Heath pea

source: Fornax (1982), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)
source: Fornax (1982), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)


GrinTax Lathyrus linifolius (Reichard) Bassler
The Plant list Lathyrus linifolius (Reichard) Bassler
English name Heath pea

Crop relationship
Vetchling same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 very strongly decreasing (75-100%)
Presence very rare
Status Red List: critically endangered
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Boswachterij Odoorn (SBB [a])
  • Havelte (SBB [a])
  • Holtingerveld (NM [p])


  • Savelsbos (SBB [p])


  • Cuijkse Land (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe W- and Central-Europe
Asia -
Africa -
North-America -
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.ev9gwq
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.ev9gwq

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information