Yellow Sweet Clover

Yellow Sweet Clover

Melilotus officinalis

 

Sweet Yellow Clover is not a true clover, more closely related to Lucerne. 

Leaflets are serrated around their entire margin. Can grows half a metre and up to 2 metres, and is biennial.

 

  • Used in forage, cover cropping, conservation, and honey making.
  • Persists in pastures and tolerate adverse conditions 
  • Very drought-tolerant of forage legumes. 
  • Is winter-hardy in temperate climates with mild summers it can survive and thrive through a second year of production. 
  • Grows where lucerne, red clover and white clover struggle, like on clay pan or sandy soils. 
  • Tolerates low fertility and wet conditions. 
  • Prefers non-acid soil (pH above 6.0).