White Melilot - Melilotus albus
Medium to tall plant with erect stems and sharply toothed trifoliate leaves. Flowers white, 4 to 5 mm in many flowered racemes, the standard petal longer than the wings and keel.
Open land, arable fields, roadside verges and waste places.
July to September.
Spring germinating annual.
Fairly common in Central and southern England and Wales scarcer further north.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 22 of the 617 tetrads.
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