RIBBED MELILOT

COMMON MELILOT

Melilotus officinalis

Pea Family [Fabaceae]  

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status
statusZneophyte
 
flower
flower8yellow
 
morph
morph8zygo
 
petals
petalsZ5
 
stem
stem8round
 
stem
stem8ribbed
ribbed
smell
smell?new mown hay smell8mown hay  smell?hay
hay

Date, place, where Photo: © RWD
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Not to be semantically confused with : Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm).

Easily confused with : Flower

Hybridises with : Flower

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No relation to : Fringed Water-Lily [a plant with similar name]

The dried plant smells of new mown hay and contains the coumarin DiCoumarol, which is a dimer from which rodenticides can be manufactured. As a phytoremediator it has been used to mop up dioxin contaminated land.


  Melilotus officinalis  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Fabaceae  

Distribution
family8pea family8Fabaceae family8Leguminosae

 BSBI maps
genus8melilotus
Melilotus
(Melilots)

RIBBED MELILOT

COMMON MELILOT

Melilotus officinalis

Pea Family [Fabaceae]  

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