Shrub no more than 2 m high; shoots are thin, ribbed, brownish. It grows a lot.
The shoots are brownish, glabrous, with falling awl-shaped stipules. Leaves with 2-8 pairs of leaflets. The leaflets are thin, 1.9—3 cm long and 0.8-1.2 cm wide, obovate, with a wedge-shaped base, blunt or notched tip, topped with a short bristle.
The flowers are light yellow, about 2 cm long. Beans are 2-4 cm long. Blooms in May -June. The fruits ripen in July-August.
It grows in mixed and deciduous forests, in undergrowth, in clearings and edges, on dry slopes, near rocks and placers, in groups and small thickets, sometimes on hummocks among damp valley forests. In the mountains rises up to 600 m above sea level.m.
It tolerates soil compaction, is drought-resistant, smoke-resistant, frost-resistant, honey-bearing.