Natural grasslands are degraded by Melilotus alba with the overtopping and shading of native species. Courmarin is produced by M. alba which is toxic to animals (ANHP, 2006). M. alba if not cured thoroughly can cause hemorrhaging in cattle. These hemorrhages are less common in horse and sheep. It is also known that white sweetclover causes bloating in livestock animals (Uchytil, 1992).
Location Specific Impacts:
Colorado (United States (USA))
Physical disturbance: Invades open areas