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Low perennial herb from a sometimes branched stem-base; stems poorly developed, tufted or mat-forming, less than 10 cm long/tall, finely grey-hairy with short, appressed hairs.
Mostly basal on stalks 4-10 cm long, palmately compound; leaflets 5 to 7, oval to narrowly egg-shaped, 6-15 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, silky on both surfaces.
Inflorescence a dense, terminal raceme, 1-4 cm long, of pea-like flowers; corollas bluish, 7-9 mm long, the banner often darker-blue, oblong-elliptic to narrowly egg-shaped, glabrous and with a white central patch, the wings glabrous, the keel sparsely to densely fringed along the upper edges; calyces 2-lobed, the upper lip 2-toothed, the lower one entire.
Pods, 12-15 mm long, 5 mm wide, silky-hairy; seeds 1 to 4.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia