|Scientific Name||Melilotus albus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MEOF|
|Common Name||White Sweet Clover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||516979|
|Description||Habitat: Prairies, fields, roadsides, abandoned areas; various soils.
Plant: Upright annual 1 to 4 feet tall; single bushy stem, branched.
Leaves: Alternate stalked compound leaves, each with three elliptic-oblong to obovate leaflets with serrated edges, 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Inflorescence: Racemes up to 6 inches long arising from leaf axils with many very small white flowers, each about 1/16-inch wide.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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