A must have North American shrubby-looking perennial if you really care about the pollinators. In the summer it becomes covered in racemes of yellow, pea-like flowers that have brownish-black anthers giving an insect-like look to flowers, which attract myriads of flying creatures. Feathery, fine textured, compound foliage.
The seeds provide food for a variety of wildlife in the fall.
Best used initially in a flower border, and later as a specimen because a mature plant needs space.
Germination: sown in the fall or spring (after cold/moist stratification 2-3 weeks); seeds require scarification or soaking in hot water to improve germination.