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Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis L.)
 
(Common names include:
yellow sweet cloveryellow melilotribbed melilot, Hay flowers, Honey lotus, King's clover, and common melilot)
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This plant is more a medicinal than an edible. the flowers and seeds are edible and can be used in seasoning but the plant has a bitter taste otherwise. It is used as hay in some areas although when moldy it can be toxic to animals. I have not used this plant myself other than to dry some stems and flowers for medicinal options.Medicinal uses: Yellow Sweet Clover (The scientific name means honey lotus) offers some great medicinal benefits including acting as a blood thinner. It can be used in a tincture or infusion or it can used as a topical salve or poultice for boils, scrapes and old wounds as well as for arthritis. There are many good uses for this herb that can be found at the related links below.
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Here is the description from Wikipedia

Melilotus officinalis is biennial plant is 4–6 feet (1.2–1.8 m) high at maturity. The plant has a bitter taste.

It blooms in spring and summer. Flowers are yellow. Its characteristic sweet odor, intensified by drying, is derived fromcoumarin.


 
My Experience
As I have been researching more for medicinal herbs this one has come back to my attention and I have harvested some flowers in the spring of 2015 for use as a dried herb. I will use it in dried form to make infusions and capsules as needed.
 
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Additional info and resources
http://medicinalherbinfo.org/herbs/SweetClover.html