Annual herb, 10-50 cm. Leaves pinnate with 5-8 pairs of cuneate leaflets. Bracts ligulate, c. 1 mm, with purplish tips. Flowers 8-17 mm, yellow. Legume straight, linear, 5-10 cm x 3-5 mm, beak 1,5-3 cm. Fl. 4-5. Damp habitats by the sea and in waste places, s.l.-900 m.
Mediterranean area, Crimea, N. & C. Iran, Syrian Desert, Caucasus, Azerbaijan.