Boreal Sweetvetch

Hedysarum boreale

Growth Habitat: Perennial, grows up to 2 feet tall.

Leaves: Alternate, pinnately divided into 9-13 linear-oblong to elliptic, thick leaflets, densely hairy.

Stems: Many, branched.

Flowers: Compact to elongate clusters of pinkish-purple to reddish-pink, pea-like flowers, bilaterally symmetrical.

Roots: Thick taproot.

Reproduces: By seed.

Habitat: Dry, rocky hillsides and crests, roadsides.