- This article is about the genus of grassland plants. For the moshav, see Mlilot.
), also known as Sweet Clover
, is a genus in the family Fabaceae
. Members are known as common grassland plants and as weeds of cultivated ground. Originally from Europe and Asia, it is now found worldwide.
Melilotus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including case-bearers of the genus Coleophora including C. frischella and C. trifolii.
Blue Melilot (Trigonella caerulea) is not a member of the genus, despite the name.
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