Sweet Clover

(Melilotus officianalis)

Also known as yellow blossom clover. This plant is a biennial legume mostly used for green cover or to improve diversity in species rich leys. Deep tap root is beneficial to soil improvement.


Soil improver, pollinators, game cover, grazing

Sowing Rate

6kgs/acre - 15kgs/ha


2 Years

Sowing Period

April to August

Yield Potential

4-6t DM per ha.


Not too competitive or persistent, should be mown or grazed carefully as the exposed crown can be damaged easily

Additional Info

It will flower in the second year producing a yellow blossom that will attract bees and insects.

You can buy Sweet Clover or in the following Mixtures:

Herbal Ley

Multispecies mixture
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Organic Herbal Ley

Multispecies mixture
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Sweet Clover

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Green Manure 1

Nitrogen fixing legume mixture
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Green Manure 3

Diverse legume nitrogen fixing mixture
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Cover from the kale in year 1. Food and cover from both components in year 2.
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Will provide you with cover and feed throughout a two year period
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Herbal Ley (GS4)

Multispecies mixture
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