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Aeschynomene americana

Common Name(s): American joint vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 60 to 220 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Clear
Adapted north to Florida. No drought or frost tollerance. Thrives in low-lying, wet areas. Being domesticated.
Weed - , Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage
Subtropical-humid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Mexico, Southeastern USA, South America

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