Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Disturbed areas including forest openings, meadows, wastelots, roadsides, and lawns.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Sparsely pubescent annual, the stems 1-several, 1-5 dm. long, prostrate or ascending to erect.
Leaves trifoliate, short-petiolate; leaflets obovate to obcordate, 5-20 mm. long, denticulate above mid-length; stipules 3-5 mm. long, acuminate, entire.
Inflorescence of 3- to 20-flowered heads, 6-7 mm. broad, on short, axillary peduncles; flowers pea-like, yellow, reflexed, 3-3.5 mm. long; calyx glabrous, 5-nerved, half as long as the corolla, the 5 teeth narrowly lanceolate, entire, the upper 2 broader than and half as long as the lower 3; banner hood-like, folded, nearly hiding the shorter wings and keel.
Pod 1-seeded, longer than the attached style.