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Melilotus officinalis

Grande Mélilot
Tall Melilot

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

5-8 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

50-150 cm

Description

Stems are erect and branched.

Roadsides, waste areas, fallow fields, along railroads on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The pea flowers are borne in dense, terminal spikes, the wing petals and standard are the same length, longer than the keel.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three leaflets, serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: oval, hairy, black when ripe, 5-6 mm.

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