Irish wildflowers

Tall Melilot, Melilotus altissima
Photos: Ringaskiddy, Co.Cork


Tall Melilot
Melilotus altissima
Crúibín cait mór
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering June-August. Biennial / perennial. Probably introduced.

Loose elongated racemes of yellow flowers. The standard, wings and keel are more/less equal in length. Fruits are black when ripe, ridged, more/less hairy. Usually 2-seeded. Strong erect growth, height to 1.5m.

Disturbed ground, roadsides, waste ground, grassland, railway banks. Frequent in parts of County Dublin, an occasional casual elsewhere in Ireland.
Identified by Paul Green
     


Tall Melilot, Melilotus altissima       Tall Melilot, Melilotus altissima


Tall Melilot, Melilotus altissima
Tall Melilot. Ringaskiddy, Co.Cork. September 2008

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