Melilot (Yellow Melilot, White Melilot, Sweet Clover, Honey Clover,Common Melilot, Ribbed Melilot)

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  • Common Name: Melilot (Yellow Melilot, White Melilot, Sweet Clover, Honey Clover,Common Melilot, Ribbed Melilot)
  • Latin Name: Melilotus spp.
  • Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae
You should avoid growing Melilot near the tortoise enclosure, as it contains coumarin.  The coumarin content increases as the plant ages, and if allowed to become mouldy, coumarin becomes an anticoagulant which can cause internal hemorrhage, and has been known to cause death in cattle.  Varieties of Melilot have either yellow or white flowers.

White Melilot or Bokhara Clover (Melilotus Alba)
Yellow Melilot (Melilotus officinalis)
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