Melilotus indicus (L.) All.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Melilotus indicus (L.) All.

  • Description

    Species Description - Ascending or erect annual 2–6 dm; racemes very densely fld, 3–8 cm; pedicels at anthesis 0.5–0.8 mm, ascending; fls yellow, 2–3 mm; cal-teeth lance-oblong, obtuse; fr 1.5–3 mm, strongly reticulate-veiny; otherwise as no. 2 [Melilotus officinalis (L.) Pall.]; 2n=16. Native of the Mediterranean region, now a cosmopolitan weed, abundant in the s. and Pacific states, and adventive in our range. Summer.