Stem. - Two to four feet high. Leaves. - Divided into three-toothed leaflets. Flowers. - Papilionaceous, white, growing in spike-like racemes.
Like its yellow sister, M. officinalis, this plant is found blossoming along the roadsides throughout the summer. The flowers are said to serve as flavoring in Gruyere cheese, snuff, and smok-ing-tobacco, and to act like camphor when packed with furs to preserve them from moths, besides imparting a pleasant fragrance.