Annual to perennial, early flowering species, also known as hop clover. For limy soil and warmer, rather dry climate. Good as green manure or as underseed for vegetables or grains. Fast-growing but weak in competition from the second use.
Bee-friendly: This plant has a good nectar or pollen supply, which is especially good for honey and wild bees, as well as other pollinating insects. There are 500 different kinds of wild bees alone. Some crops are best approached by specialists, others by generalists.