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Perennial herb from a strong taproot and branching stem-base; tufted, to 25 cm tall.
Basal, odd-pinnately compound, 3-25 cm long; leaflets 15 to 51, not whorled, lanceolate to lance-oblong, 5-22 mm long, short-hairy to glabrous, often sticky-glandular and warty; stipules 5-20 mm long, membranous, joined to the leaf-stalk for over 1/2 their length, the free part triangular to long-tailed, often glandular, the margins fringed with long hairs.
Inflorescence a spike-like raceme, 2-7 cm long, of 6 to 30 pea-like flowers, the raceme-stalks ascending, 5-25 cm long; corollas yellowish or white or pink-purple, 12-15 mm long; calyces cylindric, about 2/3 the length of the corollas, long-soft-hairy with pale and dark hairs, the teeth linear, glandular-warty, about 1/2 as long as the tube.
Pods, oblong-ellipsoid, 10-17 mm long including the slender beak, papery, dark-hairy and glandular-warty, partially 2-chambered.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia