Plant is an upright annual; covered with a whitish coating
that rubs off (like the dust on a grape). Preferred habitat is
wet roadsides ditches, fields, marshes, and river sand bars.
Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; compound divided (pinnate);
with leaflets linear to oblong and having no teeth and no lobes.
Flowers are in the leaf axil as clusters; banner
is yellow spotted with brown or purple or may be dark red with
yellow wings and keel.
Flowers occur in the summer and early autumn.
Fruit is legume.