The flowers are bright yellow occasionally with red tinges. They bloom in the summer. A low growing plant, twelve to twenty four inches tall, and prefer sunny, dry locations.
The Latin name "corniculatus" means "little crow" and refers to the leaf shape.
It was introduced from Europe and has readily naturalized.
It is often used in meadows as a forage crop for quail, dove, ducks, rabbits and deer who eat the foliage and seed. It can be used in pastures for cattle as well.
As a perennial legume, stands can survive as long as 30 years! USDA zones 5-8.
Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is approximately 200 seeds.