Genus: Melilotus — sweet-clover
More research may indicate that species in the genera Melilotus and Trigonella should be combined under one genus name (Steele and Wojciechowski 2003). In that case, rules of botanical nomenclature require that the name Trigonella would be used.
Fabaceae (bean or legume family)
This genus’s species in New England
Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key