Melilotus sulcatus

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Melilotus sulcatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Melilotus
M. sulcatus
Binomial name
Melilotus sulcatus

Melilotus sulcatus, the furrowed melilot[1] or Mediterranean sweetclover,[2] is a species of the genus Melilotus, belonging to the pea family; Fabaceae or Papilionaceae.

It is distributed in Southern Europe, an annual plant between 10 and 40 cm high. The stem leaves are grooved. The flowers are very small; 3-5mm.long, in bloom from June until August. The pods are 3-3.5mm. long, with bowline veins.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Melilotus sulcatus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 13 June 2016.