This erect, shrubby herbaceous perennial is the larval food source for two sulphur butterflies. Clusters of brownish yellow, pea-like flowers top unbranched stems in summer. Flowers give way to arching, pea-like seed pods (to 4 in. long) which turn black in fall and ornamental through winter. Feathery, compound, locustlike, green leaves.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
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