Carolinas and Georgia

3102

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melilotus indicus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melilotus indicus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-15-001:
Melilotus indica   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Melilot, Sourclover, Indian Sweetclover


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Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

 

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Leaves are subtended by stipules.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish to reddish
Legume

 

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Melilotus indicus   FAMILY Fabaceae

Small Melilot, Sourclover, Indian Sweetclover