Lathyrus japonicus Willd.

Sea pea

source: E-190 (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: E-190 (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Lathyrus japonicus Willd.
The Plant list Lathyrus japonicus Willd.
English name Sea pea

Crop relationship
grass pea same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence very rare
Status Red List: vulnerable
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)


  • Terschelling (SBB [a])


  • Lauwersmeer (SBB [p])


  • Schoorlse Duinen (SBB [a])


  • Noord-Beveland (SBB [p])
  • Schouwen-Duiveland (SBB [p])
  • West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (SBB [p])


  • Duinen van Goeree (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 coastal areas
Asia coastal areas
Africa -
North-America coastal areas and great lakes
South-America great lakes in Chile
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, January 2018. doi:10.15468/dl.qhtt83
Distribution data GBIF, January 2018. doi:10.15468/dl.qhtt83

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information