Also called white-flowered sweet clover, sweet clover, honey clover, tree clover, Bokhara clover and white melilot.

Part of 🍀︎ sweet clover  genus Melilotus in legume / pea  family Fabaceae in order Fabales.

Native to Eurasia.   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 54)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Most legumes (including this species) cooperate with a bacterium that fixes atmospheric nitrogen into a form usable by plants and animals, allowing these legumes to grow in poorer soils, or have seeds and foliage higher in protein content, than non-legumes.  This makes their seeds and foliage more nutritious to plant-eaters, and growing them may improve the quality of worn-out farmland.

Learn more about ◼︎ 🍀︎ white sweet clover Melilotus alba

Management and Control (Wisconsin)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Best Control Practices BCP (Ontario)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file and its Technical Bulletin  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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