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sweet clover

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melilot

(mĕl`əlŏt), Eurasian and North African leguminous herbs of the genus Melilotus of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family). Sweet clovers, now widely naturalized in North America, are used as forage, cover, and soiling crops. Attractive to bees for their fragrant blossoms, they are also honey plants. Melilotus is a different genus from that of the true clovers. Sweet clover is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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These diverse cropping systems for forage and grain production include cool-season annual crops, such as oats, peas, and triticale; warm-season annuals, such as corn: and biennial (short-lived perennials) legumes, such as sweet clover. This diverse mix allows farmers to use crops that take advantage of erratic rainfall and snowmelt frequency and distribution in the northern Great Plains.
In some other world, some other dimension, I "saw" a stalk of yellow sweet clover. It stood by itself, about three and a half feet tall.
The sweet clovers are a separate group belonging to the genus Melilotus, and the bush clovers are placed in the genus Lespedeza.
Fall and spring rye cover crops were evaluated for their application in cereal production systems, while sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.) as a cover crop was evaluated for three alternative companion oilseed and pulse crops and four methods of terminating the growth of the cover crop.
My grandma and I found some sweet clover flowers and sucked out the nectar.
An antioxidant plant-based supplement containing a metabolic-boosting recipe of kelp, gingko biloba, sweet clover, and grape seed.
Other Oak Park neighbors include Christie's children's clothing, Sweet Clover health foods, Stryker's Computer Services, Town and Country Hallmark, B&J Jewelers, Spirit Lifter, McBee's Honey Comb hair care, Moretti's Italian Bistro and USA Drug and Beauty Mart.
If you are a beekeeper, alsike clover, broad beans, sweet clover, buckwheat and phacelia will give your bees a good supply of nectar.
On the basis of our experience, we assigned one of four fragrances: "neutral" (no discernible odor), "sweet" [pleasant floral odor, similar to sweet clover (Melilotus)], "pungent" (similar to the western sagebrush, Seriphidium vaseyanum), or "skunk." To test whether different flowers on the same plant had similar fragrance, we smelled flowers on all panicles of each plant, and we blindfolded ourselves to records of odor determinations made on previous visits to the same plant.
Tony Howard, 33, of the 400 block of Sweet Clover Road in Round Lake, was arrested and jailed late Wednesday on a failure to appear arrest warrant, authorities said.
I may grow several fast-growing covers like cowpeas and buckwheat in succession, or a cover like sweet clover, which takes a full year to yield its benefits.
The Corona Borealis directly overhead these June evenings tells you that lilies and dayflowers, trumpet creepers and sweet clover are coming in all across the land.