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Plant ID - help a sister out.

 
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What is this?

It is growing lustrously in morning sun, afternoon shade, in a gravelly, dirty area that once had a shed on top of it. I whacked it back 2 times this year before I forgot about it and then when it started growing again, I just fell in love with it. Plant ID app has been no help. It tells me it's clover. But it's almost 6 feet tall now and 4 feet across and is growing little nubbins on the end that will be....flowers? Nothing? I'm stumped.

Maritime northwest, close to the salish sea, cool and cloudy and rainy for most of the year.
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Carolina Lupine
 
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Here is my guess based on it growing in my garden.


Melilotus officinalis
Yellow sweet Clover from West coast seeds
Some more info on the plants medicinal uses.
 
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Kenneth Elwell wrote:Carolina Lupine


I think I'm wrong, :-/
CL has smooth edged leaves, and a smooth stem.
 
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Alfalfa? It was the only herbaceous legume I could find with serrated leaves...
 
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Alfalfa is my guess.
 
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