Melilotus indicus

Common name: 

Sweet Melilot

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Grampians, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJKMNPSTVWXZ) naturalised all States

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Found in disturbed areas, moderately salt tolerant1

Flower description:

Yellow1

Habit:

Annual herb to 60 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a coumarin-scented annual with three oblong leaflets per leaf. Stipules (small appendages at the base of leaves) are toothed towards the base1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria