|Lotus corniculatus var.
japonicus, a perennial herb, occurs on roadsides,
grasslands, or seashores; stems crawl on the ground and expand and
grow to 15-35cm in height. In an obovate-like oblong, the leaves are
0.6-1.3cm long and 3-8mm wide. Peduncles emerge from axils and set
one to three 1-1.5cm-in-length yellow, vivid flowers. Two carinae
coalescent to become tubular so that pollen may accumulate in them.
Bloom time: April-October.