It is 10-100 cm high, dense hairy, one-year plant. The leaves are hand-shaped, with long-stemmed, 5-9 leaflets. The flowers are in erect cluster, white or bluish color, the flower petal is butterfly-shaped.
The seeds have diuretic, blood purifying and intestinal worm lowering effects. The roasted seeds of some varieties are used as “vegetable coffee” as a substitute for coffee. However, using alkaloid-bearing species in this way is dangerous.