Family, Pulse. Color, purple. Calyx, 4-divided. Corolla, papilionaceous. Pod, flat, hairy, with several seeds. There are also ripened a few subterranean, fleshy pods. Flowers, in large, handsome racemes, irregular, 4 to 8 in a raceme. Stem, prostrate, nearly smooth. Leaves, of 3 oblong to elliptical leaflets.

In dry woods or sandy soil, near the coast, New York to Florida.