Plant ID forum: Plant identification question: small yellow flowers, tiny oblong leaves (NJ).

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ilgar
Jan 4, 2018 9:06 PM CST
Hi,

Trying to identify this summer plant with small yellow flowers, tiny oblong leaves, and what appears to be an upright "furry" catkin-like stalk in the center. I apologize for a not so good photo. This is in northern NJ.

Thanks for any ideas.

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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jan 4, 2018 9:14 PM CST
Melilotus officinalis?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 4, 2018 9:44 PM CST
I agree I agree; common name Yellow Sweet Clover. The honeybees love this plant.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
NJ
ilgar
Jan 5, 2018 7:21 PM CST
Thank you both so much!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 7, 2018 7:05 AM CST
There is a possibility that the plant may be Melilotus indicus as it is similar to M. officinalis and both plants occur in your area.
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"

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