Taxonomy

Melilotus albus | White Melilot | Crúibín cait bán

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Occassional, mainly near major ports

Life cycle

Annual / Biennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Legume forage crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

White Melilot is a legume sometimes grown for forage. White sweet clover is a major source of nectar. Its characteristic sweet odour, intensified by drying, is derived from coumarin. In Ireland it probably originated with imported seed or possibly grain.

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