During recent years the legumes have not only become of first importance as hay and forage crops but they have been found to be of even more importance as restorers of soil fertility. The amount of interest and attention given to the group by working botanist has been large and ever increasing. It would seem that we ought to know as much as possible about our economic plants. It is with this in mind that the present paper is submitted. Melilotus alba (Desr.), once a despised roadside weed is now recognized as a valuable crop plant and is grown over thousands of acres of our soil. A brief report is here made of a study of the stem, flower, and pollen.
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Rogers, Walter E.
"Notes of Melilotus alba, White Sweet Clover,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 24(1), 415-427.
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