Irish wildflowers


Photos: Foynes Port, Co. Limerick

White Melilot
Melilotus albus
Crúibín cait bán
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering June - August. Annual or biennial. Introduced.

Very similar to Tall Melilot, M. altissima but with white flowers, the wings and keel +/- equal. Fruit are brown and hairless when ripe with a netted pod. Erect growth, height to 1.5m

Occasional casual on disturbed and waste ground where it can be locally abundant. Scattered distribution in Ireland, often coastal.

White Melilot, Melilotus albus       White Melilot, Melilotus albus


White Melilot, Melilotus albus
White Melilot. August 2010

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