Melilotus indicus (L.) All.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Basionym : Leguminosae
  • Synonym(s) : Sertula indica (L.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
  • Common name : Indian Sweet Clover, Yellow sweet clover
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ban methi, Morila, Senji methi (Hindi)
    • Ran methi (Marathi)
    • Ban methi (Bengali)
    • Ban Methi (Assamese)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : A common winter weed in moist, watse places, along rivulets and in cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : Used as green fodder
  • Key identification features : An erect, branching, sparingly pilose annual.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Delhi : Vasant Kunj
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
  • Native : Medit. to Central Asia and Indian Subcontinent
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 116
    • Duthie J.F.(1960). Flora of The Upper Gangetic Plain Vol.1: 191
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Melilotus indicus. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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