Sainfoin is a perennial herb which is native to Eurasia, but it is widely cultivated worldwide as an animal forage and fodder. It is also used to attract honeybees. A member of the pea family (Fabaceae), it produces tall, showy spikelike racemes of bright pink flowers each about a centimeter long.
Found in growing wild a meadow. It is also grown for grazing, hay, and silage, as it is relatively high in protein and most minerals.
Populations found on roadsides, banks and quarries are often naturalisations of fodder varieties.