Lathyrus aphaca L.

Yellow pea

source: Olivier Pichard (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)
source: Olivier Pichard (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)


GrinTax Lathyrus aphaca L.
The Plant list Lathyrus aphaca L.
English name Yellow pea

Crop relationship
grass pea tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
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)


  • Coehoorn (SBB [p])


  • De Doort (SBB [a])
  • Kunderberg (SBB [p])
  • Selzerbeekdal (NM [p])
  • Sint-Pietersberg (NM [a])
  • Vaals (SBB [p])
  • Wahlwiller Graven (SBB [a])


  • Westelijke Beemden (SBB [p])


  • De Poel (NM [a])
  • Zuid-Beveland (SBB [a])

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 S-, E- and W-Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa N-Africa
North-America E and W coastal areas
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.tajyug
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.tajyug

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information