Melilotus alba
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Melilotus alba

white sweet clover
bokara clover

  family leguminosae 
  genus melilotus 

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Genus  Melilotus Species  alba Variety  Cultivar  Common names  white sweet clover   bokara clover   melilot Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S6447 Data source  BtrflyCa p21;BtrflyCa p115;BtrflyCa p135;BtrflyCa p121;Frgnt p298
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Melilotus alba is a host plant for the orange sulphur butterfly as well as the acmon blue butterfly and the gray hairstreak butterfly and the silvery blue butterfly. The flowers and leaves of Bokara clover (also known as melilot and white sweet clover) have a mildly perfume scented aroma.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Colia eurytheme (orange sulphur butterfly);Plebejus acmon (acmon blue butterfly);Strymon melinus (gray hairstreak butterfly);Glaucopsyche lygdamus (silvery blue butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  flowers are perfumed; leaves are sweeter when dried Fragrance parts  Flowers   Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Melilotus alba is a wildflower and is thought to originate from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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