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Kummerowia stipulacea
Synonyms: Lespedeza stipulacea

Common Name(s): Korean lespedeza
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 100 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 5° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: All; acid soils of medium texture
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Not real winter hardy, and die at first signs of frost. High drought & low salt tolerances.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Animal Food - forage, Environ. - erosion control, Animal Food - fodder, Poison - mammals


Geographical Origin:
China, Eastern Asia, Soviet Far East
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