This wild plant has a real thick stock and grew extremely fast it has little...

Asked July 14, 2016, 8:49 PM EDT

This wild plant has a real thick stock and grew extremely fast it has little white flowers on it

Benewah County Idaho wildflowers and native plants plant identification invasive plants

1 Response

That would be white sweetclover, Melilotus alba, which is very similar to yellow sweetclover, M. officinalis. Sweetclovers were introduced from Europe and Asia for forage production, soil stabilization, and honey production. Sweetclover is highly adaptable and often appears readily on disturbed soils along roadsides and waste areas.

Here is more information on this plant:

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MEOF

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/melspp/all.html

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/idpmcpg10359.pdf


Thank you for your question and photos and I hope you find this information useful.