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white sweet clover (Melilotus alba; BEAN FAMILY [Fabaceae]) Tall (1-6') annual or biennial herbs.  Flowers white, in 2-4" racemes like a clover head strung out on a line.  Leaves fragrant when dried.  3 finely toothed leaflets, the middle one distinctly stalked.  Roadsides and waste places, flowering in summer and early fall.  Occurs with yellow sweet clover in most of its range.  [082]

 

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