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Selected images for yellow sweet-clover (Melilotus officinalis )

Yellow sweetclover is an annual to short-lived perennial herb native to Eurasia. Plants can grow to approximately 6 ½ ft. (2 m) in height and can sometimes be woody at the base. Leaves are ovate to oblong, entire, stipulate and 0.4-1 in. (1-2.5 cm) long. Flowering occurs from April to September, when yellow, pea-like flowers develop in a branched inflorescence at the tips of the flowering stems. Flowers are less than ¼ in. (7 mm) long. Fruits are small, circular, wrinkled and light brown pods that contain one seed (rarely 2). Plants occur along roadsides, in open fields, pastures and other disturbed areas. Yellow sweet clover was introduced into North America as a forage crop in the 1900s.


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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Plant(s)
Steve Dewey
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Plant(s)
University of Alaska - Anchorage Archive
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Plant(s)
Dave Powell
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Flower(s)
Jamie Nielsen
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Foliage
Steve Dewey
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Foliage
Karan A. Rawlins
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Fruit(s)
Pedro Tenorio-Lezama
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Flower(s)
Jamie Nielsen
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Plant(s)
Wendy VanDyk Evans
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Flower(s)
Bonnie Million
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Flower(s)
Steve Dewey
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Fruit(s)
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Fruit(s)
Steve Dewey
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Foliage
Chris Evans
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Flower(s)
Chris Evans
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Plant(s)
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Infestation
Michael Shephard
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Infestation
Steve Dewey
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Infestation
Steve Dewey
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Seed(s)
D. Walters and C. Southwick
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yellow sweet-clover
Melilotus officinalis
Seed(s)
D. Walters and C. Southwick