A curly little perennial the grows in the hills and mountains of Central and Northern Calif.. It is native down the road under Quercus agrifolia, Pinus Sabiniana and Quercus Douglasii. It is on the north and west slopes in a red clay with good drainage. It resembles vetch or sweet pea.
Foliage of Lathyrus jepsonii var. californicus is deciduous.
Flower of Lathyrus jepsonii var. californicus has color yellow and has a fragrance.
Communities for Lathyrus jepsonii var. californicus:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Southern Oak Woodland.