Generic article

Lathyrus palustris L.

Marsh pea

source: Leif Stridvall (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 2.5 Generic)
source: Leif Stridvall (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 2.5 Generic)


GrinTax Lathyrus palustris L.
The Plant list Lathyrus palustris L.
English name Marsh pea

Crop relationship
Vetchling same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence relatively rare
Status Red List: near threatened
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)


  • Drentsche A-Oudemolen (SBB [a])
  • Havelte (SBB [p])
  • Leekstermeer (SBB [p])
  • Polder Oosterland (NM [p])
  • Ruinerwold-Zure Venen (SBB [a])


  • Holtenerbroek (SBB [p])
  • Meppelerdiep (SBB [p])
  • Oldematen (SBB [a])
  • Stadsgaten Hasselt (SBB [a])
  • Veerslootslanden (SBB [a])
  • Zilverstrand-Muiderstrand (SBB [p])


  • Boornbergum (SBB [p])
  • Brandemeer (SBB [p])
  • De Blesse (SBB [p])
  • De Deelen (SBB [p])
  • De Hoeve (SBB [p])
  • Haskerland (SBB [p])
  • Kollumer Walden (SBB [a])
  • Langesweach (SBB [p])
  • Lionserpolder (NM [a])
  • Marpolders (SBB [a])
  • Marren (SBB [p])
  • Mieden (SBB [a])
  • Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog (SBB [p], NM [p])
  • Reidfjild (SBB [p])
  • Rengersmiede (NM [p])
  • Rottige Meente (SBB [p])
  • Sneekermeer (SBB [a])
  • Terkaplesterpuollen (SBB [a])
  • Terschelling (SBB [p])
  • Tjeukemeer (SBB [p])
  • Trynwalden (SBB [p])
  • Van Oordt's Mersken (SBB [a])
  • Witte en Zwarte Brekken (SBB [p])


  • Bennekomse Meent (SBB [a])
  • Oosterwolde (Gld) (SBB [p])


  • Duurswold (SBB [a])
  • Tussen de gasten (SBB [p])
  • Westerwolde (SBB [p])


  • Haagse Beemden (SBB [a])
  • Overlaat (SBB [a])
  • Westelijke Beemden (SBB [p])


  • Amstelland (SBB [p])
  • Ankeveense Plassen (NM [a])
  • Het Hol (NM [a])
  • Kortenhoefse Plassen (NM [a])
  • Loosdrechtse Plassen (NM [p])
  • Middenduin (SBB [p])
  • Schoorlse Duinen (SBB [a])
  • Spaarnwoude (SBB [a])
  • Zwanenwater (NM [a])


  • De Weerribben (SBB [a])
  • De Wieden (SBB [p])
  • Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (NM [a])
  • Paaslo-Kerkbuurt (SBB [p])


  • Amerongse Bovenpolder (SBB [a])
  • Botshol (NM [a])
  • De Hel (SBB [a])
  • Fort op de Ruigenhoekse dijk (SBB [p])
  • Gagelpolder (SBB [a])
  • Kamerikse Nessen (NM [p])
  • Molenpolder-West (SBB [a])
  • Polder Groot-Mijdrecht (NM [p])
  • Tienhovense Plassen (NM [p])


  • Bloemdijken van Zuid-Beveland (NM [p])


  • Kadelanden (NM [p])
  • Kagerplassen (SBB [p])
  • Midden-Delfland (SBB [p])
  • Nieuwkoopse Plassen (NM [a])
  • Noordwijk (SBB [a])
  • Oost-Alblasserwaard (SBB [p])
  • Reeuwijk (SBB [a])
  • Vlietlanden (NM [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 cool temperate and cold zones
Asia cool temperate and cold zones
Africa -
North-America cool temperate and cold zones
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, November 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.oupxco
Distribution data GBIF, November 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.oupxco

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information