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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Melilotus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
Habit: Annual, +- glabrous. Stem: spreading or erect, 1--6 dm. Leaf: leaflets 1--2.5 cm, oblanceolate to wedge-shaped-obovate, generally sharply dentate. Inflorescence: slender, compact; axis generally 1--2 cm when flowers open. Flower: calyx 1--1.5 mm; corolla 2.5--3 mm, yellow. Fruit: 2--3 mm, bumpy or with faint lines. Seed: 1. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Open, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA, more common s; Distribution Outside California: to southern Oregon, southeastern United States; native to Mediterranean. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
Synonyms: Melilotus indica, orth. var.
eFlora Treatment Author: Kelly Steele & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Melilotus albus
Next taxon: Melilotus officinalis
Citation for this treatment: Kelly Steele & Duane Isely 2017. Melilotus indicus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33149, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.