Southcott's* Pea Family Waghorne
Shrubs or herbs. A very large order. Flowers papilionaceous, resembling a butterfly. Stamens 10. Seed vessel a pod or legume. Almost all the plants that have compound leaves fold them together during the night. In the Pea flower tribe there is a large upper petal which embraces the others in the bud. This is the standard. The two side petals are the wings and the two others united by their lower margins form the keel which usually encloses the stamens and pistil.
Trifolium Repens.---White clover. Found in meadows. Flowers white tinged with pink, scented. eLaves [sic] consist of three leaflets which often have white lines near the middle and sometimes a dark spot.
Trifolium Pratense.---Purple clover. Stems ascending, somewhat hairy. Flowers in dense round heads. Found in hay-fields, cultivated. Corolla tubes full of honey, hence often called honeysuckle.
Melilotus Officinalis.----Melilot. 2 to 4 feet high. Flowers yellow, in spiked racemes. Pod winkled. Dried plant very fragrant.
*Mary Southcott. Some Newfoundland Wild Flowers.
St. John's, Newfoundland : Robinson and Company , 1915, p. 10-11