Trailing or climbing perennial to 1 m; lfls usually 5-10 pairs, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 cm, rounded to obscurely retuse at the tip, mucronate; stipules lanceolate or half-sagittate, entire; racemes (peduncle included) 6-10 cm, loose, with 7-20 white fls 8-12 mm; cal nearly regular, 3 mm or less, the lobes essentially equal, broadly triangular, under 1 mm; fr 1.5-3 cm; 2n=14. Moist woods and thickets; N.Y. to Wis., s. to Fla. and Tex. May, June.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.