horseshoe vetch

/hɔsʃu ˈvɛtʃ/ (say hawsshooh 'vech)

noun
a small, spreading perennial, Hippocrepis comosa, with heads of few, long-stalked yellow flowers, found on calcareous soils of western and southern Europe.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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