Herb latin name: Melilotus wolgicus

Synonyms: Melilotus ruthenicus, Melilotus wolgica

Family: Leguminosae

Edible parts of Melilotus wolgicus:

Root. No more details.

Description of the plant:


120 cm
(4 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Saline soils.

Propagation of Melilotus wolgicus:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Pre-soaking the seed for 12 hours in warm water will speed up the germination process, particularly in dry weather. Germination will usually take place within 2 weeks.

Cultivation of the herb:

Saline soils.

Medicinal use of Melilotus wolgicus:

None known

Known hazards of Melilotus wolgicus:

Although no reports have been seen for this species, the dried leaves of some members of this genus can be toxic though the fresh leaves are quite safe. (This is possibly due to the presence of coumarin, the substance that gives some dried plants the smell of new mown hay. If taken internally it can prevent the blood from clotting.)

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.