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Melilotus officinalis

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannual, biennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1224528Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)4508003001600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -4000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6758.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw), boreal (E)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
materialaromaticsflowers
medicinalrespiratory applicationsflowers
medicinalnervous system applicationsflowers
medicinalimmune system applicationsflowers
medicinaldigestive system applicationsflowers