||Pea or Bean (Fabaceae)
||Spring, summer, fall
||Fields, meadows, roadsides
||Annual or biennial
||Spike clusters 8″ long of yellow irregular flowers
||Each leaf divides into 3 narrow, toothed, lance-shaped leaflets about 1″ long.
||The plant was introduced from Europe as a hay crop. It is very fragrant and smells like vanilla when leaves or flowers are crushed. It is very similar to white sweet clover except for the color of the flower.