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Kummerowia striata
Synonyms: Lespedeza striata

Common Name(s): Common lespedeza
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 120 to 300 (days)
Abs.Max=97° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 9° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: All; clay or sand
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Common in southern Illinois where it grows well in summer heat. Pioneer on disturbed sites. High drought tolerance. Low salinity resistance. Shallow soils.
Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew
Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - erosion control


Geographical Origin:
China, Eastern Asia, Soviet Far East, Indo-China
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