Farmland, grassland, roadsides, wasteland.
Lemon yellow spikes of pea-like flowers. The almost identical Tall Melilot is said to have golden-coloured flowers but they are very difficult to tell apart by the flowers alone. Ribbed Melilot is said to have a shorter inner petal in comparison with the outer ones. Tall Melilot has equal sized petals. Ribbed Melilot is also said to have a less dense flower spike.
Pea-like seed pod which typically contains 1 seed per pod. The only reliable way to separate Ribbed Melilot from Tall Melilot is by it's seed pods. Tall Melilot has black, hairy seed pods, and Ribbed Melilot has olive green, hairless seed pods.
Alternate, pinnate leaves, divided into 3 leaflets. Leaflets are oblong to obovate with serrated margins. Each of the leaves have 2 stipules at their leaf bases.
Bokhara Clover, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Hart's Clover, Hart's Tree, Hay Flower, Honey Clover, King's-crown, Kumoniga, Plaster Clover, Sweet Clover, Sweet Lucerne, Wild Laburnum, Yellow Melilot, Yellow Millet, Yellow Sweet-clover.