This species has larger, pedicelled flowers, clustered on spreading stems which are clammy and hairy, ascending to about a foot in height. Upper leaves are thin bracts. May to July.

In dooryards and fields, a weed.

C. nutans. - Petals, often small or wanting; when present, longer than the calyx. Leaves, lance-shaped to oblong. Pods, prominent, nodding on the stalks, curving upward at the apex. The plant sends up straight, slender stems, much branched, 18 inches high or less. May to July.

Moist, rich soil. New England States and westward.