Shrubs or herbs. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets quite entire. Flowers rather large, yellow or violet, axillary, solitary, sub-umbellate or racemose. Standard petal obovate or orbiculate, keel petals about equalling the wings. Upper stamen free. Pod linear or oblong, often acute. About seven species, all Asiatic. The name is a compound of 21 Calophaca 130 beautiful, and 21 Calophaca 131 a lentil.

1. C. Wolgarica. - A dwarf branching shrub clothed with glandular hairs. Leaves pinnate, often crowded; leaflets roundish, entire, mucronate. Flower-spikes on long peduncles; flowers yellow. Siberia.