Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beach peas are everywhere!

Not only are there lots of beach roses in bloom at the beach but the beach peas are in bloom, too.
Beach peas really are wild peas and are found all over Cape Cod, especially in areas that have dunes.
Their sweet purple blossoms attract lots of bees and butterflies and have a subtle scent that even we humans can enjoy.
Once they are done blooming the plants will be setting up their seed pods which of course are full of tiny peas. They are safe to eat but good luck finding any that are ripe enough --the pods are really too tough to be enjoyable--and not occupied by other hungry little critters.

1 comment:

  1. So lovely! I knew about beach plums, but not beach peas -- didn't realize that's what they were when I saw them.

    Thanks for teaching me something new!