Roots: The deep, branching woody root system helps in erosion control.

Seedlings: "Small and Delicate" (Reference 4), making it difficult to establish.
Germination Requirments- both a cold period and heat.

Leaves: 2-4 Inches Long, "composed of 25 pairs of grayish leaflets along a single axis" (Reference 2).

Flowers: Flowering spikes are crowned at the top of the stems. Each spike produces nearly a hundred tiny flowers.