Large Hop Clover

Scientific Name - Trifolium campestre Schreb.
Family - Leguminosae

Winter annual with prostrate, hairy branched stems. Leaves alternate, with three leaflets. Leaflets serrated from a mid-blade to tip. Numerous bright yellow flowers(20-30) in loose clusters on long stalks attached at leaf axils. May be confused with low hop clover. Distinguished from black medic by sessile attachment of central leaflets vs. petioled attachment of black medic. Reproduces by seed. Found in the continental United States except for the Southwestern states. Also found in Alaska, Canada, and Australia.