White Sweet Clover (Melilotus Alba)

Introduced: ¬†White Sweet-Clover (Melilotus albus, Melilotus alba) is native to Europe and was introduced to the North American Continent as a forage crop. It is a member of the pea (Fabaceae) family. Quoting Wikipedia: “It was introduced to North America in the 17th century for cattle forage purposes and is now widespread throughout Canada and the United States, where it has become invasive and can outcompete native plant species.” A gangly plant, it can grow up to heights of 2m.

White Sweet-Clover also goes by the names of Bokhara clover, honey clover, tree clover, sweet clover, white-flowered sweet clover, and white melilot.