Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01131 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
Common name   yellow sweetclover
J.G. Harris   1947  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 16 June 1988 
United States
Sanpete County
Locality along the road between Ephraim and Orangeville, ca. 3 km E of Ephraim.
     Elev.: 5904 ft. (1800 m.)
Habitat Notes dry, gravelly soil along roadside. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 20'  32" N, 111° 33'  23" W
Township Range T17S, R3E, Sec. 14  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.

     Melilotus albus Medik.
     Melilotus albus var. annuus Coe

Common Name(s): yellow sweetclover, yellow sweet-clover.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=26150, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Melilotus
                                        Species: Melilotus officinalis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01131s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00424s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00425s1.jpg 
specimen image: 00426s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01449s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01533s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01797s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02526s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02605s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03372s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10588s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12967s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01125 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
01133 Agropyron desertorum      "desert wheatgrass" same section
01127 Argemone corymbosa  var. arenicola  same section
01130 Chaenactis douglasii      "Douglas' dusty-maiden" same section
01132 Elymus arenarius      "European dunegrass" same section
01134 Elymus lanceolatus  subsp. lanceolatus   "thickspike wheatgrass" same section
01129 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" same section
01128 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" same section
01135 Psathyrostachys juncea      "Russian wildrye" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Ephraim Canyon (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2164 ft. W   Ephraim 
Mill Hill (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 2946 ft. NW 5843  Ephraim 
Gal Hill (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 0.7 mi. N 6053  Ephraim 
Guard Knoll (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 0.7 mi. W 5761  Ephraim 
Cane Valley Ditch (Canal) Sanpete County, UT 1 mi. NE 5893  Ephraim 
Ephraim Canyon State Wildlife Management Area (Locale) Sanpete County, UT 1 mi. SE 7182  Ephraim 
Bald Mountain Wildlife Management Area (Park) Sanpete County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 7540  Ephraim 
Cane Valley (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Chester 
Little Hill (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. N 5893  Ephraim 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 1.4 mi. E   Danish Knoll 
Witches Knoll (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 5699  Ephraim 
Ephraim Middle School (School) Sanpete County, UT 1.5 mi. W 5594  Ephraim 
Limekiln Hollow (Valley) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. N   Chester 
Maple Creek (Stream) Sanpete County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Danish Knoll 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sanpete County, UT 1.8 mi. NW 5565  Ephraim 
Snow College (School) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 5565  Ephraim 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 8439  Ephraim 
Knoll Ditch (Canal) Sanpete County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5584  Ephraim 
Ephraim School (School) Sanpete County, UT 1.9 mi. NW 5551  Ephraim 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Sanpete County, UT 2 mi. NW 5551  Ephraim 


Taxon Links for species Melilotus officinalis  (L.) Lam.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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