White Sweetclover

Melilotus albus

Summary 5

Melilotus officinalis, known as yellow sweet clover, yellow melilot, ribbed melilot and common melilot is a species of legume native to Eurasia and introduced in North America, Africa and Australia.

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The white sweet clover has white flowers that are very small. It grows on green lands, along roadsides and waterways, and other habitats. It is used medicinally for leg pain, night leg cramp, and other ailments. It can also be used for hay or pasture. Sweet clover provides food and cover to variety of birds, mammals, and pollinators. Melilotus is the scientific name for white sweet clover. Yellow fabales are an order of flowering plants including the rosid group. The white sweet clover is adapted to the green manure for fields (soil).

Resources 6

www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org
www.ontarioinvasiveplants.gov
www.illinaiswildflowers.info
www.nrcs.usda.gov

By Priscila, age 13
Domonocque, age 13

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/micks-wildlife-macros/6030171109/
  2. (c) Andrey Zharkikh, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zharkikh/6659902267/
  3. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/5143711657/
  4. (c) José María Escolano, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/valdelobos/4798267443/
  5. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melilotus_officinalis
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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