Melilotus breed are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, such as those of the brand Coleophora, including C. frischella and C. trifolii.

Melilotus, generally acclimated as a blooming manure, can be angry into the clay to access its nitrogen and amoebic amount content. It is abnormally admired in abundant soils because of its abysmal rooting. However, it may abort if the clay is too acidic. It should be angry into the clay if 8 to 10 inches tall. Unscarified berry is best sown in bounce if the arena is not too dry; scarified berry is bigger sown in backward abatement or even in the snow, so it will germinate afore aggressive weeds the afterward spring.