Introduced from southeastern Europe. Abundant. Stems, erect
or reclining, to 1m tall. Leaves, alternate; 3 oval, slightly hairy; leaflets, 10-35mm long. Flowers, in oblong
cluster, 2-4.5cm long, from leaf axils; purple, violet, blue, occasionally white or yellow, 5-11mm long;
June-Oct. Fruit, long pod, tightly coiled 1-3 times, 5-8mm long, contains several light yellow, oval seeds.
Habitat: fields, roadsides, pathways. A cultivated forage plant.
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