The flowers of this species are rather large, about 1/2 inch across, on ascending branches that are grooved and strongly angled. Sepals, bristly margined, sharp - pointed, 3-nerved. Flowers, in irregular corymbs. Pods, conspicuous, roundish. Leaves, alternate, long, narrow, with a pair of dark-colored glands instead of stipules. Plant 2 feet high or less.

In dry soil, mostly in the interior, along the mountains to Georgia westward.