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Melilotus officinalis

Common Name(s): Yellow sweet clover
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Biennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 100 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 18 to 65 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Any non-acid soil
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Best of sweet clovers for soil improverment.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Cercospora
Weed - possible seed contam., Additive - flavoring, Animal Food - fodder, Honey - , Poison - mammals
Boreal, temperate, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe
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