Latin name: Melilotus officinalis (L.) Pall.
  Pronunciation: mel-i-LO-tus oh-fis-in-AY-lis

  Common name: Yellow sweetclover
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Open disturbed sites to 4500' in most of
  California except the desert, naturalized from Eurasia

  Blooming period: May to August
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Melilotus
  2) officinalis
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