Distribution: Common on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Meadows and valleys, lower mountains to subalpine slopes.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pubescent perennial from a taproot with a branched crown, the stems 5-30 cm. tall, decumbent and often trailing and stoloniferous.
Leaves trifoliate, leaflets narrowly elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm. long, serrulate to entire; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 1-3 cm. long, lacerate to entire.
Heads terminal on the stems, 20- to 70-flowered, 1.5-3.5 cm. broad, sub-globose; peduncles usually exceeding the leaves; flowers creamy-yellow to purplish, 11-18 mm. long, erect to reflexed; pedicels 1-3 mm. long; calyx hairy, half as long as the corolla, the 5 teeth 2-4 times as long as the tube, awl-shaped, the upper 2 reduced; banner acute, wings acute and narrow, keel acute to rounded.
Pod 1- to 4-seeded.