[The Sweet-clovers of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

White Melilot, White Sweetclover, White Sweet-clover

Melilotus albus

Synonyms: Melilotus alba, Melilotus albus var. annuus, Melilotus officinalis var. alba

Flower of White Melilot, White Sweetclover, White Sweet-clover: Melilotus albus (Synonyms: Melilotus alba, Melilotus albus var. annuus, Melilotus officinalis var. alba)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of white sweet-clover as seen at the west bank of the Deschutes River at its mouth........October 7, 2006.

Characteristics:

 


Habitat:

Yellow sweet-clover is a weedy species of disturbed places such as roadsides and waste areas.


Range:

 

In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations of 100'-1700' from the Sandy River in the west eastward to the east bank of the Deschutes River.


Trifoliate leaf of White Melilot, White Sweetclover, White Sweet-clover: Melilotus albus (Synonyms: Melilotus alba, Melilotus albus var. annuus, Melilotus officinalis var. alba)

The photo above shows the ternately compound leaf of white sweet-clover as seen at the west bank of the Deschutes River at its mouth...................October 7, 2006.

Paul Slichter