Birds foot trefoil, Birdfoot deervetch (lat. Lotus corniculatus)
A perennial plant. The root is a taproot with powerfully branched lateral roots. It penetrates to the depth of the soil up to 1.5 m. The root neck usually lies at a depth of 1.5-2 cm. The stem is ascending or ascending, sometimes recumbent. The height is 30-40 cm, with good agricultural technology-60-80 cm. The stems form a dense bush. By the 3-4 year of plant life, up to 180-240 shoots are formed in one bush. The leaves are alternate, petiolate, trifoliate with pronounced stipules. Stipules are pointed, leaflets up to 15 mm long, ovate. Inflorescences are umbellate, five-flowered. The flowers are up to 15 mm long, yellow. The calyx is slightly pubescent or glabrous. The fruit is a multi-seeded elongated bean, up to 25 mm long, cracking when ripe. The seeds are dark brown in color, small, rounded. The weight of 1000 seeds is 1.1-1.4 g. It blooms from late spring to late autumn.