PlantsMelilotus→Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)

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Botanical names:
Melilotus officinalis Accepted
Melilotus melilotus-officinalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Good as a cover crop
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Bees

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Location: Nature Reserve Gent, BelgiumDate: 2007-09-09
By bonitin
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By vic
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Location: Leo Carrillo State Park, CaliforniaDate: 2013-03-31
By Kelli
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Location: Nature Reserve Gent, BelgiumDate: 2007-09-09
By bonitin
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
By Anne
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Location: Fort Worth, TxDate: 2014-05-21
By jmorth
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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
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Plant ID pt 2 by ambermac Apr 9, 2016 9:43 PM 8
Plant Identification by ambermac Mar 23, 2016 12:08 PM 4
is it a weed or? by CarolineScott Nov 3, 2014 9:05 PM 13
Wildflowers galore... by Imaeus Jul 11, 2014 3:35 PM 8
Preen by Paul2032 Feb 21, 2018 2:27 PM 20

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