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Observed: 29th June 2011 By: V Lake
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Description:

Approx. 40cm in height. Tube-shaped flowers hanging from stalk.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ribbed Melilot (Melilotus officinalis) interacts

Comments

Julie Hogg's picture

I think this is Melilot

I think this is Melilot (Melilotus officinalis)

Blewit Boy's picture

How can you tell......

How can you tell if this is ribbed Melilot or Tall Melilot without examining the flowers?

chris

AlanS's picture

But we CAN examine the flowers

At highest resolution of the image (especially on a large, HD monitor!), the proportions of the parts of the flower can be made out with reasonable ease. Also, as a confirmatory character, the ribbed fruits are starting to form.

As regards my own agreement, I did however, recognise it from the thumbnail. In the field I seem to know the two species apart before I examine the flowers. What I DON'T know is HOW! I guess that some subtlety of colour or colour combination triggers the name.

Anyhow, I belive the present ID to be sound.

Alan

V Lake's picture

Ribbed Melilot

Thanks for all the comments.

V Lake