Monday, September 07, 2015


White sweet clover, with bees.

Melilotus albus, which translates as "Honey clover white". Forage for cattle, deer, bears. And bees.

White sweet clover is an introduced plant that spreads wherever it finds water in the Chilcotin. This patch is growing on the banks of Green River, in Tweedsmuir Park.

White sweet clover is a major source of nectar for an apiary. ... (It) can grow up to 2 meters in height and can produce abundant amounts of seeds that readily float and disperse in water. ... It is favored for honey production and for its nitrogen fixing ability in preparing agricultural soil for future crops. (Wikipedia)


1 comment:

  1. How much Yellow Sweet Clover do you have in western BC? In the east and the BC Interior the Yellow species is confined to the drier or recently disturbed sorts of places, but on the Prairies (e.g. around Winnipeg and Regina and Calgary) Yellow dominates


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