Native of western
N. America. Uncommon. Stems, stout, usually single, erect, 5-10m; sparsely hairy to smooth; mid-June-July.
Leaves, alternate; 7-15 elliptic-oblong leaflets, 2-4cm; hairless above, few hairs below; stipules
conspicuous, reflexed, the lower nodes marked by stipules only. Flowers, several finger-like (raceme),
many-flowered, open clusters, usually shorter than the leaves; petals white, turning yellow, or brownish,
13-15cm long; June-August. Fruit, pods, drooping, inflated, elliptic or oval, thin-skinned, shiny, 1.5-2cm
long. Habitat: stream banks and moist woods. sWeas.N50.59.518/W114.08.931;
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