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Sweet-Clover (Melilotus)

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Sweet-Clover Genus Details

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Sweet clover is a group of European biennial plants belonging to the pea family. Generally they are grown for forage, bee plants or green manure. They have compound leaves with 3 rounded leaflets and tiny, sweet-smelling pea-like flowers. Sweet clover grows to 3-5' tall and has yellow flowers.

Sweet-Clover Allergy Info

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Only moderate pollinosis has been reported as the pollen is insect dispersed. Therefore, not many individuals are exposed to the pollen via the air. Where exposure is high, sensitive individuals may have reactions.

Sweet-Clover Pollen Description

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No pollen description is currently available.

Species in This Genus

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Allergenicity Legend:
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Sweet-Clover (Melilotus) is a genus of the FABACEAE family.
This genus includes the following allergenic species:

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Sweet-Clover Genus Location

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The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click the map to see a full scale version of these allergy areas.
  - Native, observed in a county
  - Introduced, observed in a county
  - Rarely observed

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