This bushy upright herb looks more like a woody shrub that an herbaceous perennial. Typical plant grow to about 3 feet tall from an erect 4-8″ stem. Leaves are 3 parted. Leaflets are up to about 3″ long and often have a milky bloom on the upper surface. Flowers are slightly more than ¾” long, creamy white, and borne in a conspicuous showy raceme. The fruit is a spreading or hanging ¾-1 3/4″ legume that becomes black with age.
Hardiness Zone: 8-9
Light: Full sun
Mature Growth: 3 feet high
Soil: well drained
Woodlands and dry roadsides. FL, GA, SC, NC
Blooms: April to June
Wildlife: Flowers are attractive to butterflies & bees.