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Chris Evans, University of Illinois,

Yellow (White) sweet clover

Melilotus officinalis (alba)

Yellow (White) sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis (alba)) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Indiana in 2002.

White sweetclover is an invasive weed that has the potential to cause much ecological and economic harm. It thrives in disturbed sites, riparian areas (streamsides), and gravel bars and can displace native plants such as willow.