Flora of Northern Ireland
Melilotus officinalis
© Roy Anderson
Melilotus officinalis
(Map updated: March 2008)

An introduction from the European continent, recorded as a casual of waste ground in the Larne and Belfast areas since the 1890s. It is similar in appearance and habit to M. altissimus but has a hairless brown pod.

All names: Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.; Melilotus petitpierreana Willd.; Melilotus arvensis Wallr.