Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
FamilyLeguminosae — APG family: Fabaceae
SynonymsTrifolium officinalis L., Melilotus arvensis Wallr.
DescriptionStem decumbent or erect, branched; leaflets oblong-elliptic, narrowed at both ends; racemes lax and slender; flowers yellowish, 5-6 mm long; wings and standard equal, but longer than keel; pod ovate, compressed, mucronate, glabrous, yellowish- brown when ripe.
EcologyWaste places; an introduced weed. Described from Europe.
Circumpolar map tentative.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.