Etymology: Melilotus: from the Greek words meli, "honey," and lotos, a leguminous plant
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 1'-6' tall forb with many, widely-branching stems; taprooted
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" long; inflorescence of many, tall, long-stalked, clusters (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-Sept.
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Invasiveness: Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive