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, 905 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


  1. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 502.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 February 2020.