Botanical name: Melilotus alba Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
White Sweet Clover is the white cousin of the yellow Indian Sweet Clover. It is a biennial legume with compound leaves consisting of 3-leaflets. Leaflets oblong or oblanceolate, 1-2.5 cm long, 8-12 mm wide, without hair above and having appressed hairs below. Leaflet margins serrated halfway or more back from the apex. Flowers are small, white, arranged in many-flowered racemes in leaf axils and at the end of branches. Fruit is a legume, dark brown to black at maturity, ovoid, 2.5-4 mm long, without hairs, and cross-ribbed.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
The flower labeled White Sweet Clover is ...