Melilotus officinalis

Family:FABACEAE
Species:Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
Common Name:Yellow Sweet Clover; Yellow Melilot; Ribbed Melilot
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Biennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:MEOF
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyFABACEAE - Pea/Bean family
Genus Melilotus
Species Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas - Yellow Sweet Clover; Yellow Melilot; Ribbed Melilot

Citation

Citation MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS Lamarck, Fl. Franc. 2: 594. 1779 ("1778").
Basionym: **
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Brachylobus officinalis Brachylobus officinalis (Linnaeus) Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrenees 279. 1867.Melilotus officinalis Lamarck 1779. 
Medicago officinalis Medicago officinalis (Linnaeus) Krause, in Sturm, Deutschl. Fl., ed. 2. 9: 127. 1901.Melilotus officinalis Linnaeus 1753. 
Melilotus arvensis Melilotus arvensis Wallroth, Sched. Crit. 391. 1822.  
Melilotus diffusus Melilotus diffusus W. D. J. Koch ex de Candolle, in de Candolle & Lamarck, Fl. Franc. 4(2)("5"): 564. 1805.  
Melilotus officinalis Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Desrousseaux, in Lamarck, Encycl. 4: 63. 1797, non Lamarck 1779.Trifolium officinale Linnaeus 1753. 
Melilotus officinalis var. micranthus Melilotus officinalis Lamarck, var. micranthus O. Schulz, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 702. 1901.  
Melilotus pallidus Melilotus pallidus Besser ex Seringe, in de Candolle, Prodr. 2: 188. 1825.  
Melilotus petitpierreanus Melilotus petitpierreanus (Hayne) Willdenow, Enum. Pl. 790. 1809.Trifolium petitpierreanum Hayne 1808. 
Sertula arvensis Sertula arvensis (Wallroth) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 205. 1891.Melilotus arvensis Wallroth 1822. 
Sertula officinalis Sertula officinalis (Linnaeus) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 205. 1891.Trifolium officinale Linnaeus 1753. 
Trifolium officinale Trifolium officinale Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 765. 1753. Without data, Herb. Burser XVIII(2): 64 (lectotype: UPS). Lectotypified by Sales & Hedge, Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 51: 173. 1993.
Trifolium petitpierreanum Trifolium petitpierreanum Hayne, Neues J. Bot. 2: 337. 1808 ("1807").  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, Escambia, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU135824 Jefferson 17 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6917
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012617 Dallas 3 JUN 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1502
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012644 Russell 6 JUL 1981 TUCKER, S.
4
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00017735 Tuscaloosa _ Jun 1874 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135693 Clay 31 May 1992 J. M. Ballard
165
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012629 Lee 10 MAY 1949 CUNNINGHAM, HUGH B.
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012636 Montgomery 19 APR 1967 RANKIN, H. TAYLOR
113
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000005441 Butler 29 Jul 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12574
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135830 Marshall 24 Jun 1969 Leonard Henry
s.n.
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012631 Lee 20 MAY 1969 GRIFFIN, J. W.
200
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000028891 Sumter 10 Jul 2006 Brian R. Keener
3195
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
UNA00064308 Pike 8 Dec 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14919
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012632 Lowndes 6 JUL 1967 MCCORD, WARREN
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00017736 Hale 9 May 1966 Sherrie E. Maginness
224
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012610 Bullock 4 JUN 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5902
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012627 Lee 15 MAY 1922 SIMMONS, W. ELLIS
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012622 Jefferson 23 SEP 1984 BUSSEY, MELANIE G.
981
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000038386 Morgan 10 Jun 2017 ENGLAND, J. KEVIN
8001
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00017731 Tuscaloosa 27 Apr 1959 Jackie Edwards
122
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135825 Jefferson 23 May 1984 J. P. Barber
351
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012635 Mobile 13 MAY 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
4756
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UWAL0006973 Marengo 02 May 2008 England, J. Kevin
0777
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
TROY000005443 Coffee 15 Jun 1999 Brian H. Martin
40
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
TROY000005444 Crenshaw 16 Jul 2000 Alvin R. Diamond
11846
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012604 Autauga 15 JUN 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
725
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000005449 Escambia 03 Jul 2001 Darryl Searcy
s.n.
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135831 Morgan 9 Jun 1975 R. D. Whetstone
4581
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012634 Marengo 19 JUL 1969 MOORE, HAROLD D.
270-69
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135823 Jackson 1 Jun 1993 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012647 Talladega 22 MAY 1976 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
3009
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012637 Montgomery 17 MAY 1964 CREEL, JOHN
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135833 Talladega 27 May 1994 J. M. Ballard
4033
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
TROY000005445 Dale 07 Mar 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
14974
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012633 Macon 20 JUN 1973 OWEN, J. T.
024
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135828 Madison 19 May 1973 Bob Gurley
s.n.
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
TROY000019454 Dallas 23 Jun 2007 Brian R. Keener
3723
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135822 Jackson 3 Jul 1998 K. R. Brodeur
972
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012645 Russell 18 JUN 2002 GIL, GLENDA
2001-233
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135697 Colbert 26 May 1996 R. D. Whetstone
17851
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012612 Butler 27 JUN 1992 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8337
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU140955 Calhoun 28 May 1968 Jerry A. Clonts
119
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
UWAL0044640 Colbert 08 Jun 2019 England, J. Kevin
10321
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012606 Bibb 9 JUN 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1527
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012623 Lauderdale 21 MAY 1970 BOYLES, JAMES
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UWAL0011212 Bullock 17 May 2012 Dykes, Bailee
0716
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
UNA00017729 Tuscaloosa 18 May 1975 Fred K. Hoener
1240
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135826 Jefferson 18 May 1984 J. P. Barber
463
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012615 Crenshaw 1 JUL 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7540
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012613 Cleburne 26 JUL 1970 ROGERS, NORMAN
126
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000005447 Dale 30 May 1999 Brian F. Prazinko
s.n.
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
TROY000005439 Butler 10 May 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
17525
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012603 Autauga 14 JUN 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
688
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000005442 Coffee 23 Jun 1999 Brian H. Martin
55
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
UNA00053844 Blount 26 May 1997 Brian R. Keener
193
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012638 Montgomery 25 JUN 1972 MOODY, GARY
038
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00017737 Hale 9 May 1966 Sherrie E. Maginness
224
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012616 Dale 7 MAR 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14974
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UWAL0006970 Crenshaw 17 Aug 2008 Diamond, A.R.
19791
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012630 Lee 28 MAY 1953 COLEMAN, EUGENE
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00017733 Pickens 8 May 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2040
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135827 Jefferson 23 May 1985 J. P. Barber
1525
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012640 Pike 13 MAY 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5890
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000019383 Madison 12 May 1989 Cheryl Dutton
s.n.
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
SAMF0001777 Walker 15 Jun 2010 Davenport, L. J.
4324
SAMF
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012639 Montgomery 24 JUL 1981 EBLE, C. F.
065
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UWAL0006971 Dallas 23 Jun 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3723
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135829 Marshall 24 May 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1842
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
TROY000005448 Dale 03 Jun 1998 Hannelore Rundell
589
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135832 Morgan 9 Jun 1975 R. D. Whetstone
4581
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012611 Butler 20 AUG 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
784
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135695 Cleburne 15 Jun 1983 Melanie G. Bussey
732
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012643 Pike 8 DEC 2004 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14919
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UWAL0006972 Hale 09 May 1966 Maginness, Sherrie E.
0224
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012605 Baldwin 19 APR 2003 COMER, JASON
38
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00069224 Marengo 2 May 2008 Kevin England
777
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
TROY000005451 Pike 03 Jun 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12465
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012628 Lee 25 AUG 1934 NICHOLS, L. R.
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000019384 St. Clair 19 Jun 2002 Daniel D. Spaulding
11403
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012625 Lee 29 MAY 1951 IVEY, MACK
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135692 Calhoun 29 May 1968 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012646 Sumter 30 JUL 1980 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
20
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135700 Etowah 22 Jun 1969 Faye Pierce
s.n.
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012609 Bullock 19 JUN 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5063
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000005440 Butler 20 Jul 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
16723
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012619 Franklin 8 JUL 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
258
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135834 Tuscaloosa 12 Jun 1975 R. D. Whetstone
4711
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012607 Bibb 29 JUN 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1664
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012621 Jackson 4 AUG 1973 SPENCER, S. K.
134
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135694 Clay 27 May 1994 J. M. Ballard
4037
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
TROY000005450 Pike 08 Dec 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
14919
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012620 Franklin 3 JUL 1972 POUNDERS, C. T.
103
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000035246 Bullock 17 May 2012 Bailee Dykes
716
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
TROY000028042 Randolph 27 Jun 1986 C. F. Nixon
2339
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135699 Etowah 11 May 1994 L. M. Hodge
1447
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012624 Lee 20 MAY 1969 GRIFFIN, J. W.
193
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000036032 Barbour 17 Jul 2008 Kaleb K. Dyess
16
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012614 Conecuh 27 MAY 1987 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
3253
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00064560 Dale 7 Mar 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
14974
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
SAMF0001776 Hale 09 May 1966 Maginness, Sherrie E.
224
SAMF
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
JSU135696 Cleburne 2 Jun 1983 Melanie G. Bussey
660
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012642 Pike 9 APR 1994 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9049
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000019453 Barbour 17 Jul 2008 Kaleb K. Dyess
16
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012648 Walker 3 JUL 1975 CORSBY, CAROLE A.
69
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UNA00017732 Greene 27 Apr 1959 Nelda Kathleen Williamson
s.n.
UNA
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
TROY000005452 Wilcox 06 Aug 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14561
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
AUA000012608 Bullock 9 JUL 1949 ORR, WILLIAM P.
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
AUA000012618 Etowah 15 MAY 1971 JAMES, AUDREY
155
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
JSU135821 Jackson 15 May 1998 K. R. Brodeur
663
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012626 Lee 25 APR 1963 GARRETT, W. L.
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
UWAL0006975 Sumter 10 Jul 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3195
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
JSU135698 Cullman 20 Jun 1975 R. D. Whetstone
4889
JSU
Melilotus officinalis (Linnaeus) Pallas
AUA000012641 Pike 25 APR 1994 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9092
AUA
MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS (L.) LAM.
TROY000005446 Dale 21 Jun 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13394
TROY
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
UWAL0006974 Marengo 01 May 1993 Harris, J.W.
s.n.
UWAL
Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
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