Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: east Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

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

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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

 

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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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image of Kummerowia stipulacea, Korean Clover, Korean Lespedeza

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_k_stipulacea_4

September        

Leaflets emarginate at the apex, conspicuously spreading-ciliate, per Weakley's Flora (2012).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and pinnately compound

image of Kummerowia stipulacea, Korean Clover, Korean Lespedeza

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_kummerowia_stipulacea

September    Catawba County    NC

Mid-stem leaves with petioles 4-10mm long; stems antrorsely appressed-strigose, per Weakley's Flora.