Melilotus indicus

Common Name:

Sweet Melilot



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 tolerant 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Annual herb to 60 cm high 1

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 base 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



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