Two to four feet high. Stem. - Upright. Leaves. - Divided into three toothed leaflets. Flowers. - Papilionaceous, yellow, growing in spike-like racemes.

This plant is often found blossoming along the roadsides in early summer. It was formerly called in England "king's-clover," because, as Parkinson writes, "the yellowe flowers doe crown the top of the stalkes." The leaves become fragrant in drying.