Sour Clover (Melilotus indicus)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Sour Clover
Give a thumbs up Annual Yellow Sweetclover
Give a thumbs up Sweet Clover
Give a thumbs up Indian Sweet Clover

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Strongly alkaline (8.5 – 9.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Pollinators: Bees

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plant identification question: small yellow flowers, tiny oblong leaves (NJ). by ilgar Jan 7, 2018 7:05 AM 4
Plant Identification by ambermac Mar 23, 2016 12:08 PM 4
Nature walks by Horntoad Sep 13, 2011 7:49 AM 74

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