Genus: Melilotus (L.) Mill.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Alternate family(ies): Papilionaceae
Common names: melilot, sweet-clover
Genus number: 7430
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 1438 (1014 active, 897 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: although Miller did not cite Linnaeus for this genus, his name can be considered a stat. nov. (Shenzhen ICN Art. 41.4)

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 502.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Note: Log on to KBD for better access.
  • Google Scholar   


Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Melilotus
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 June 2019.