Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Kummerowia stipulacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kummerowia stipulacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-27-001:
Lespedeza stipulacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Korean Clover, Korean Lespedeza


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Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules are persistent.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in spikelike axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Kummerowia stipulacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

Korean Clover, Korean Lespedeza