BLACK BEAR DIET
Creamy peavine, Veiny pea
Lathyrus ochroleucus, Lathyrus venosus
Creamy peavine and veiny pea are both found in northern Minnesota. Creamy peavine is found in all counties in Minnesota except in the SW. It grows in dry sandy to loamy soils an is an erect twining perennial vine. The leaves of this legume continue to be eaten by bears throughout the summer. Peavine is an important summer vegetation, it is less preferred than berries and hazelnuts, but can sustain bears in years when berries and hazelnuts are scarce.