open waste ground the melilot grows to about four feet high, with
a great many slender spreading branches. The leaves, on long stalks,
are each divided into three small leaflets with finely toothed
edges. The small yellow flowers are pea-shaped, in long racemes,
and are produced abundantly in late summer. They are pollinated
largely by bees. In drying, the melilot gives off a sweet smell
like new-mown hay.