||Pea or Bean (Fabaceae)
||Spring, summer, fall
||Annual or biennial
||Flowers form long spike clusters 8″ long of pea-like white flowers 1/4″ wide. Each grows on a short stalk.
||Leaves are divided into 3 narrow, toothed, lance-shaped leaflets 0.5-1.0″ long.
||This plant was introduced from Europe and was once grown as a forage crop. It has a very fragrant flower that smells like vanilla when the leaves are crushed. Seeds lie dormant for decades until the soil is disturbed and the seeds come to within 7″ of the surface.