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Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis (white sweetclover, yellow sweetclover)

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2010

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis (white sweetclover, yellow sweetclover) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Gucker, Corey L. 2010. Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis (white sweetclover, yellow sweetclover). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/melspp/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Sagebrush steppe, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Juniper woodland, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Aspen woodland, Mountain shrubland/wooded draw
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10456
FEIS Number: 1099
Record updated: May 24, 2018