Melilotus officinalis, White Sweet Clover
Biennial that can grow up to nine feet. Leaves are clover-like. Flowers are small, white or yellow and fragrant. Fruit is in smooth pods.
High in winter when fed as dried forage, dangerous when it becomes moldy.
Leaves, stems & mold on dried sweet clover hay.
Mold contains dicumarol which affects blood coagulation process. Can cross the placenta and affect newborns.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.