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Yellow Sweet Clover
Fabaceae
Melilotus officinalis


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Fabaceae Family

Melilotus Genus

Location

This was found in Utah.

Physical Description
introduced annual or biennial plant, stems are glabrous, furrowed, and angular; sometimes the lower stems are ribbed light red. The alternate compound leaves are trifoliate and hairless. Leaves are oblong, oblanceolate, or obovate in shape, and dentate along the middle or upper margin. The terminal leaflet has a short petiolule, while the lateral leaflets are nearly sessile. Spike-like racemes of yellow flowers from the axils of the middle to upper leaves. The corolla has 5 yellow petals. The tubular calyx is light green and has 5 pointed teeth. The seeds are tan-yellow, flattened and ovoid-reniform in shape.


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Fabaceae
Bean Family
Fabales
Fabales
Order of Beans
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Yellow Sweet Clover - Melilotus officinalis
AKA: Yellow Melilot
Looks like Hop Clover, Black Medic or Similar Clover Weed
Fabaceae - Trifolium procumbens
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Can be used to help reduce fluid retention.
This plant is a favorite of Honey Bees.



Hop Clover - Plant
Hop Clover - Plant - May 18, 2009



Hop Clover - Plant
Hop Clover - Plant - May 18, 2009



Hop Clover - Plant
Hop Clover - Plant - May 18, 2009



Black Medic or Similar Weed - Plant
Black Medic or Similar Weed - Plant - May 09, 2009



Black Medic or Similar Weed - Plant
Black Medic or Similar Weed - Plant - May 09, 2009

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