Melilotus officinalis

Melilotus officinalis

Yellow sweetclover

Previous scientific name(s): Melilotus alba, Melilotus albus, Melilotus albus var. annuus, Melilotus arvensis, Melilotus leucanthus

Medium to tall, short-lived, upright perennial; useful for reclamation of disturbed sites. Drought, saline and alkaline tolerant. Easily established; cold hardy.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
in. or taller
Precipitation: 
10 
- 12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
10 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
52.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
260,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Bloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Hardy