This low, downy annual flowers in grassy, well-drained places throughout Ireland from April until September. It's tiny, bright yellow peaflowers are clustered together – between ten and fifty of them – into a rounded 3-8mm head which is borne on a long slender stalk. The leaves are trefoil and the oval, toothed leaflets have a tiny point. The seedpods become black when ripe and are kidney-shaped. In common with many other pea-flowers, this plant is much beloved by bees as a source of nectar. It is a native plant and belongs to the family Fabaceae.
I first identified this plant in Killiney, Co Dublin in 1976 and photographed it there in 1995 and in Gibletstown, Co Wexford in 2006.
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