Family, Pulse. Color, deep rose. Flowers, papilionaceous, grouped in umbels from slender peduncles sprilining out of the leaf-axils. Pods, long, 3 to 7-jointed, 4-angled. Leaves, compound, 7 to 12 pairs of small, oblong leaflets, with 1 odd, terminal. All summer.
This pretty, hardy plant, escaped from cultivation, borders the roadsides in many places in Connecticut and Long Island to New Jersey. From underground runners ascending stems arise to the height of 2 feet. It is becoming more common every year.