Annual 15-35 cm, appressed-pubescent. Leaflets (2-)4-8 pairs, 5-12 x 2-5 mm,elliptical or oblong, subglabrous or pubescent. Racemes 2- to 10-flowered. Calyx 4-6 mm, sparsely pubescent, the teeth as long as or longer than the tube; corolla 8-11 mm, white to pale pinkish purple, 1½-2 times as long as calyx. Legume with 2-4 spinulose and pubescent segments.
Species within genus Hedysarum may be herbaceous plants or deciduous shrubs. They have odd-pinnate leaves, with entire leaflets (no notches or indentations). These leaves resemble the leaves of sweet peas. The stipules may be free or connate, and stipels (secondary stipules) are absent.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
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