Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00424 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
Common name   yellow sweetclover
M. Trotter   72  
Coll. Date 25 May 1989 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Buckhorn Wash.
Habitat Notes streamside. 
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° 5'  21" N, 110° 39'  51" W
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: 00424s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00711 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" same section
09994 Astragalus moencoppensis      "Moenkopi milkvetch" 2.1 mi. SW
01077 Astragalus rafaelensis      "San Rafael milkvetch" 1.6 mi. N
01282 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" same section
00066 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" 1.6 mi. N
00710 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" same section
09214 Chrysothamnus linifolius      "spearleaf rabbitbrush" 2747 ft. S
00083 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  1.6 mi. N
00085 Cryptantha flava      "yellow cat's eye" 1.6 mi. N
00134 Echinocereus triglochidiatus  var. melanacanthus  1.6 mi. N
01281 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" same section
02302 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. corymbosum   "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.5 mi. S
00090 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.6 mi. N
00079 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. maculata   "scarlet gilia" 1.6 mi. N
00084 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" 1.6 mi. N
00080 Linum subteres      "sprucemont flax" 1.6 mi. N
00460 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
01286 Mahonia fremontii      "Fremont's mahonia" same section
00142 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" 1.6 mi. N
00463 Opuntia polyacantha  var. polyacantha   "hairspine pricklypear" same section
09217 Populus deltoides  var. fremontii   "Fremont's cottonwood" 2747 ft. S
09212 Salix exigua      "narrow-leaf willow" 2747 ft. S
09215 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" 2747 ft. S
00112 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  1.6 mi. N
00135 Sclerocactus whipplei  var. roseus  1.6 mi. N
00456 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
00082 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" 1.6 mi. N
00459 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" same section
09213 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" 2747 ft. S
00081 Thelesperma subnudum      "Navajo tea greenthread" 1.6 mi. N
00086 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 1.6 mi. N
00457 Wyethia scabra      "rough mule's ears" same section
00136 Yucca harrimaniae  var. harrimaniae   "Spanish bayonet" 1.6 mi. N
X0313 Yucca harrimaniae  var. harrimaniae   "Spanish bayonet" 1.6 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Buckhorn Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2998 ft. S   Buckhorn Reservoir 
San Rafael Bridge Campground (Locale) Emery County, UT 0.7 mi. S 5102  Bottleneck Peak 
Road Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 1 mi. SW   Bottleneck Peak 
Calf Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Bob Hill Knoll 
Pine Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Devils Hole 
Assembly Hall Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. S 5948  Bottleneck Peak 
Bottleneck Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 6349  Bottleneck Peak 
Prickly Pear Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 6355  Bottleneck Peak 
Cow Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Chimney Rock 
Window Blind Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. S 6831  Bottleneck Peak 
Cane Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. W   The Blocks 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Bottleneck Peak 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Sids Mountain 
Orsons Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6076  Bob Hill Knoll 
Summit Pond (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. N 6204  Bob Hill Knoll 
The Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. W 6178  Bottleneck Peak 
Little Holes (Lake) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. N 5991  Bob Hill Knoll 
Summit Area (Flat) Emery County, UT 5 mi. N 6244  Bob Hill Knoll 
Limestone Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. S 5748  Bottleneck Peak 
Big Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 6273  Chimney Rock 


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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