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Melilotus officinalis

Family:Fabaceae
Species:Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
Common Name:yellow sweet clover
Habitat:Roadsides, disturbed soils, cobble and gravel bars in streams, and waste places.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herbaceous
Duration:Biennial
Category:Vascular
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:Botanical tradition has treated the generic name Melilotus as masculine and therefore according to Article 62.1 of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (McNeill et al. 2006) it must retain this gender in current usage. Therefore the correct combinations for Melilotus that occur in New York are M. albus (not M. alba), M. altissimus (not M. altissima), M. indicus (not M. indica), and M. officinalis.
Status:Not Native, Naturalized
References:**

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

SupraordinalEudicots
Order Fabales
FamilyFabaceae
Genus Melilotus
Species Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. - yellow sweet clover

Citation

Citation Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
Basionym: **
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Source

CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Albany  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Albany1869 CONN
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Bronx  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Bronx1994 BKL – BKL00057563
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Bronx1887 BKL – BKL00057573
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Bronx1921 BKL – BKL00057579
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Broome  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Cattaraugus  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Cayuga  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Cayuga1883 BKL – BKL00099445
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Chautauqua1993 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Chemung  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Delaware  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Dutchess1990 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Dutchess1967 CONN
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Dutchess1892 BKL – BKL00057578
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Erie  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Essex  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Fulton2007 NYS – 181
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  12/22/2009 - Donna Vogler
Fulton2007 FMCC – 181
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  12/22/2009 - Donna Vogler
Greene1976 BKL – BKL00057581
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Jefferson  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Kings  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Kings1969 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Kings1992 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Kings1989 BKL – BKL00057557
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1898 BKL – BKL00057570
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1883 BKL – BKL00057590
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1910 BKL – BKL00057589
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1911 BKL – BKL00057586
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1992 BKL – BKL00035503
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1988 BKL – BKL00057556
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1908 BKL – BKL00057585
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1928 BKL – BKL00057591
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings1992 BKL – BKL00035500
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Kings2011 BKL – BKL00100534
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Livingston  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Madison  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Monroe  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Montgomery2005 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
Town of Glen 8/30/2009 - Connie Tedesco
Montgomery2005 FMCC
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
Town of Glen 8/30/2009 - Connie Tedesco
Nassau1896 BKL – BKL00057567
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1895 BKL – BKL00057569
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau2005 BKL – BKL00050317
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1897 BKL – BKL00057568
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York2011 BKL – BKL00100067
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York2007 BKL – BKL00086058
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
New York  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Onondaga  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Onondaga1944 BH
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
Werier (2017) voucher!; R.T. Clausen 6354 3/6/2018 - David Werier
Orange1990 BKL – BKL00035501
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Orange2008 BKL – BKL00089863
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Orange1990 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Orange  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Orange1990 BKL – BKL00035502
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Oswego1970 RCFS – accession # 10479
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Oswego2009 RCFS – accession # 13278
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Oswego  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Otsego1985 SUCO
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  5/22/2008 - Connie Tedesco
Putnam  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Queens1991 BKL – BKL00057560
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens2004 BKL – BKL00027276
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1881 BKL – BKL00057572
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1912 BKL – BKL00057587
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1990 BKL – BKL00035504
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1928 BKL – BKL00057592
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1928 BKL – BKL00057582
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1910 BKL – BKL00057588
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1988 BKL – BKL00057561
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1990 BKL – BKL00057558
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens  BKL – BKL00057584
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1988 BKL – BKL00057559
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rensselaer1999 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Rensselaer1997 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Rensselaer  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Richmond2007 BKL – BKL00086588
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Richmond1989 BKL – BKL00057564
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Richmond1989 BKL – BKL00057555
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rockland1993 BKL – BKL00057562
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rockland1990 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Schenectady  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
St. Lawrence1982 STLA
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
  Anne Johnson
St. Lawrence1915 BKL – BKL00057576
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1873 BKL – BKL00057594
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2010 BKL – BKL00098267
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1994 BKL – BKL00057565
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2008 BKL – BKL00090067
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Suffolk2009 BKL – BKL00095212
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2007 BKL – BKL00086107
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk2009 BKL – BKL00094662
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1884 BKL – BKL00057571
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1873 BKL – BKL00057566
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1872 BKL – BKL00057593
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1929 BKL – BKL00057583
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Sullivan  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Tompkins  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Tompkins1899 BKL – BKL00057577
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Ulster2010 BKL – BKL00097736
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Ulster  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Melilotus officinalis
   
Ulster2010 BKL – BKL00098387
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Ulster1989 BKL – BKL00057575
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Ulster2011 BKL – BKL00102042
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Westchester1895 BKL – BKL00057574
Herbarium Name Used: Melilotus officinalis
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.