Stems: erect, nearly simple, tall, leafy, subglabrous. Leaves: leaflets seven-to-nine paired, ovate, and elliptic-oblong; peduncles equalling the leaves. Flowers: white, in a loose raceme. Fruit: pods oblong, acute at each end, black-hairy.

A handsome plant, growing-one to two feet high, with many leaves, and big white-flipwered heads. It has no tendrils, but grows very stiffly; with thick upright stalks.