Yellow Sweet Clover

Melilotus officinalis

Photo of Yellow Sweet Clover
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

A member of the legume family, it was introduced for hay and pasture, but it has escaped and is now a weed of waste places and roadsides. It grows to about four feet tall.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences