Medicago sativa* /Pea Family
This is the Alfalfa that is eaten by cattle and horses. The nipped-off end on the right side of the picture indicates that it is also enjoyed by deer. It can sometimes be found growing as an escape in the wild. I found this plant growing at the Three Bends Scenic Wildlife Area in early June. People often eat the seed sprouts of Alfalfa on sandwiches and salads.
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP