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White Sweet Clover (Melilotus albus)

Natural History

White Sweet Clover is a member of the Pea Family. It grows to 5 feet in height and has light green, lance shaped leaves which grow in groups of 3 leaflets to 1 inch in length. The plant grows along road sides and in fields at elevations below 7500 feet.

White Sweet Clover is a native of Eurasia, but is now naturalized in the U.S.

White Sweet Clover blooms between July - October and produces white, pea-like flowers to 1/4 inch in length which grow in groups of 30 - 80 flowers along a spike-like flower stalk which grows to 8 inches in length.

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