Flowers: small, clustered in spike-like racemes. Corolla: papilionaceous. Leaves: divided into three obovate, toothed leaflets, notched at the apex. Stem: two to four feet high; upright; branching; leafy.
Mr. Gibson observed that at night two of the three pretty-leaflets of the white sweet clover close and the third one, he says, "is left out in the cold."
When dried the foliage has a fragrance like new-mown hay and is antagonistic to moths. It is also used as a substitute for snuff and tobacco.