Korean Lespedeza, Lespedeza stipulacea
Lespedeza stipulacea

Korean Lespedeza

Short-lived legume; introduced for erosion control and wildlife habitat; blooms 60 days after germination; seeds are persistent in soils; not for use with native meadow species; native legumes are a better food source for wildlife.

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General Product Information
  • Species:
    Korean Lespedeza
  • Species Type:
    Naturalized
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  • Characteristics:
    Multi-stemmed.
  • Habitat:
    Fields, waste places, roadsides.
  • Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Bloom Period:
    July to October
  • Flower Color:
    Purple, Blue
  • Typical Height:
    2.0 ft
  • Minimum Root Depth:
    8 in
  • pH:
    5.5 – 7.5
Indicator Regions
  • Northcentral & Northeast:
    FACU
  • Midwest
    FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
    FACU
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
    FACU
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Tolerances
  • Shade:
    Full Sun
  • Drought:
    Moderate
  • Salt:
    Low
Seed Information
  • Approximate seeds per lb:
    238,100
  • Seeding rate per acre in a mix:
    Up to 10 lb
  • Truax Seedbox:
    Fine

$4.32/lb

Description

Short-lived legume; introduced for erosion control and wildlife habitat; blooms 60 days after germination; seeds are persistent in soils; not for use with native meadow species; native legumes are a better food source for wildlife.

Additional information

BloomPeriodSrchTrm

Summer/Fall

ColorSearchTerms

Blue, Purple

FoliageColor

Green

IndicatorRegion1

FACU

IndicatorRegion2

FACU

IndicatorRegion3

FACU

IndicatorRegion4

FACU

LifeCycle

Annual

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