Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington in the lowlands and along the Pacific coast; British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Sandy soil at low elevations, often where disturbed.
Origin: Introduced from California, where native
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Diffusely branched, shrubby perennial 1-2 m. tall, from deep, heavy roots, silky to pubescent.
Leaves numerous; leaflets 5-11, oblanceolate, 3-6 cm. long, puberulent to silky.
Inflorescence of numerous, loose racemes, 1-2.5 dm. long; flowers 14-18 mm. long, yellow, the banner often somewhat purplish; pedicles 4-9 mm. long; calyx puberulent, two-lipped; banner well reflexed, glabrous; keel sickle-shaped, with marginal hairs.
Pods 4-6 cm. long and 1 cm. broad, hairy.