Melilotus albus Medik.
Melilotus alba Medik. (Spelling variant)
Melilotus argutus Rchb.
Melilotus leucanthus DC.
Melilotus melanospermus Ser.
Melilotus vulgaris Willd.
sweetclover, Bokhara-clover, honey-clover, melilot
 Link to USDA Forest Service note on the taxonomic relationship between Melilotus officinalis and M. alba - "...While some systematists treat white sweetclover (Melilotus alba) Medik. and yellow sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) (L.) Lam. as distinct species ([116,231], Isely 1990 cited in ), others suggest they are not distinct and recognize only one species, Melilotus officinalis (, van der Meyden personal communication cited in ). Other systematists suggest recognizing both species, since they have been identified as such for over 200 years , and Barneby  reports that the 2 species are genetically incompatible..."
- Moss, Flora of Alberta – Common
- Global Invasive Species Database – Yes
- NatureServe Rank – No
- Haber, Upland – Moderate
- Haber, Wetland – No
- CWF, Status & Invasive Range – Low, BC, SK, AB, MB, ON, QC, NF
- Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – Invasive agronomic: invasive in dry prairie, persistent elsewhere
- The Nature Conservancy – Yes, w/ ESA
- CBCN – Low
- AB Weed – No
At one time, Sweetclovers were widely cultivated for nitrogen fixation and forage production. They are little used as forage, since they contain coumarin, which converted by mold becomes dicoumarol, an anticoagulant, which sometimes caused death of livestock consuming silage or hay made from them.
Edible: flowers and leaves can be used to make tea, leaves can be eaten raw or boiled, seeds can be added to stews or soups for flavor, dried crushed leaves give baked goods a vanilla-like flavor, and flowers and fruits are used to flavor cheese
 Link to Wikipedia, Melilotus albus - "...White sweet clover is native to Europe and Asia. It was introduced to North America in the 17th century for cattle forage purposes and is now widespread throughout Canada and the United States, where it has become invasive and can outcompete native plant species. White sweet clover can grow up to 2 meters in height and can produce abundant amounts of seeds that readily float and disperse in water. This has allowed the plant to colonize natural habitat such as riparian areas all across much of North America..."
 Link to USDA Plants Profile for Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. (profile includes M. albus)
 Link to bugwood.org, profile for Melilotus albus
 Link to ISSG Global Invasive Species Database entry for Melilotus alba (Medikus)