Stems procumbent or ascending, 12-30 cm, branched above. Leaves with 4-9 pairs of linear-elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaflets, 7-14 x2-5-4 mm, adpressed pilose or subglabrous above, ± densely canescent below; stipules scarious, c. 2 mm. Peduncles longer than the leaves. Racemes ± lax, 6-20-flowered, elongating in fruit. Calyx 4-6 mm, with triangular teeth about the same length as the tube. Corolla purple, sometimes with traces of yellow; standard pilose or glabrous, 13-16 mm; wings 12-16 mm; keel 12-15 mm. Ovary glabrous or pilose. Lomentum with 2-3 oblong-elliptic segments, ± densely tomentose,with or without short setae. Fl.5-7. Rocky, often calcareous, slopes, fallow fields in steppic vegetation, 900-1500 m.
Endemic; Ir.-Tur. element.