Family, Pulse. Color, light purple. Calyx, 5-cleft. Corolla, papilionaceous. Flowers, large, one or a pair in the upper leaf-axils, showy. Leaves, pinnate, of 5 to 7 pairs, the leaflets narrow, tipped with a tendril. Stipules, broad. Petioles, short. July and August.
This is the common tare that springs up in cultivated fields from New England to New Jersey and southward. Cultivated for fodder.
Waste places and meadows, New England to Virginia.
In fields and waste places. New England to Florida and westward.