Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Yellow Sweetclover from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Ribbed Melilot
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Roxanna Martin rlm52009_007
May Spartanburg County SC
M. albus & officinalis are apparently incompatible should not be synonymized, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow s040519_ab
May Greenville County SC
Inflorescence a slender, axillary, pedunculate, spike-like raceme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow s050622_b
June Greenville County SC
Leaflets mostly oblanceolate to obovate or somewhat elliptic, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and pinnately compound
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Leaves are subtended by stipules.
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p058
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p231
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p032
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p126
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p137
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p174
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p086