AYF (Another Yellow Flower)

Yellow Sweet clover (Melilotus Officinalis) is everywhere along the highways right now.  That tall plant that looks like Alfalfa, with spiked yellow blooms – love disturbed sites and sides of roads.
The Trifoliate eaves resemble Alfalfa, but are notched differently.  A member of the Peal Family, it can cause bloat in cattle, but the pollinators appreciate it as do the honey producers.
Originally from Europe and Asia, sweet clover is sometimes promoted for soil stabilization or soil improvement.  Commercially improved forage varieties have been developed with reduced lever of coumarin (which causes bloat).
If you don’t want them growing where they choose, remove them early as their stems become very woody very quickly.
Yellow Sweet Clover

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