|Coronilla varia is a deciduous perenial ground cover in the pea family. It spreads by rhizomes and is tenacious to the point of being a weed in some areas. Stems can reach 2 feet high with compound pinnate leaves, typical of the pea family. Flowers are lavender pink, in 1 inch clusters. It dies back over the winter, and can be mowed in early spring to promote good growth.