Carolinas and Georgia

926

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melilotus officinalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-15-002:
Melilotus officinalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Ribbed Melilot


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

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Variable

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
Light brown
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Melilotus officinalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Ribbed Melilot