Melilotus albus Fabaceae White Melilot

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Description - The tall flower spikes covered in tiny white pea-flowers are the most obvious feature of this plant. Leaves are small, trefoil shaped and toothed. It reaches 60-80cm.

Habitat - Waste ground, all records so far are coastal.

Comments - This is an alien plant which arrived in the British Isles as a fodder crop. It will have come to Guernsey in seed mixtures. It has become more common over the last 5 years.


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