• Growth 1 to 3 feet tall
• Flowers June to August
• New growth of this native legume has high protein content and is nutritious for wildlife and livestock; it is readily consumed and will decrease with overgrazing.
• The Comanche and Ponca chewed the roots for their sweet taste; the Pawnee made brooms from the tough mature stems.
• Adapted to rocky prairies, hillsides, plains, and roadsides.