Ribbed Melilot
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 22nd June 2018 with Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


 

Taken at Musselburgh on 7th June 2017 with Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
Fact File
Ribbed Melilot.
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Habit:
AKA:
Melilotus officinalis.
Fabaceae.
Biennial.
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Roadsides, but can adapt to most soil types.
May - August.
1.2 - 1.8 m high.
Contains coumarin that converts to dicoumarol (a powerful anticoagulant toxin) which can lead to bleeding diseases and death in cattle.
In the chemical industry, dicoumarol is extracted from the plant to produce rodenticides.