PLANT : Subshrub 0.3-1.0 m tall, tomentose; glands inconspicuous on stems. LEAVES : pinnately compound; leaflets 5-9, oblong-oblanceolate to elliptic, 4-16 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, the terminal one 2-3× longer than the laterals. FLOWERS : in a dense, spheric raceme, 0.7-2 cm long; calyx densely pilose, with teeth 1.8-3.8 mm long, about the same length as the tube. FRUITS : 2.3-2.8 mm long, finely hairy and glandular at apex. NOTES : 2 vars., w U.S.; Mex. REFERENCES: Rhodes, Suzanne, June Beasley and Tina Ayers. 2011. Fabaceae. CANOTIA 7: 1-13.