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Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino
Lespedeza stipulacea

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Kummerowia stipulacea, seeds

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces itoanus @ BPI (1)

Uromyces lespedezae-procumbentis @ BPI (2)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium rolfsii @ BPI (2)

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Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino ( Lespedeza stipulacea ) Stipuled Korean-clover
Fabaceae — Bean family
Kummerowia stipulacea
Deacons Walk Park
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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Fabales  
 Family Fabaceae  
 Genus Kummerowia  
  Kummerowia stipulacea    (Maxim.) Makino 
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Synonyms: Kummerovia stipulacea Lespedeza stipulacea Lespedeza stipulaceae Lespedeza striata stipulacea Microlespedeza stipulacea   details
Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 3: 314, 1993
Name Code: 203168
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Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino
Korean clover

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General Information
Symbol: KUST
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
LEST3 Lespedeza stipulacea Maxim.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Kummerowia Schindl. – kummerowia
Species Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino – Korean clover

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Kummerowia stipulacea Korean clover This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
SEEPPC Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1996. Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee (19 October 1999). Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tennessee.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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Miller Moderate Low Low


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Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover

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