Melilotus albus | White Melilot | Crúibín cait bán
Occassional, mainly near major ports
Annual / Biennial
Legume forage crop
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.