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Ladino Clover | Korean Lespedeza | Red Clover | Sweetclover | White Dutch Clove

Grass
Grass Seed | Orchardgrass | Tall Fescue | Perennial Ryegrass | K. Bluegrass | Timothy | Reed Canarygrass
Smooth Bromegrass | Big  Bluestem | Switchgrass | Indiangrass | Sorghum  X  Sudan | Sudangrass

Korean Lespedeza Lespedeza stipulacea Maxim

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Longevity:
Summer Annual
Palatability:
High
Winter Hardiness:
--
Drought Tolerance:
Fair
Cool or Warm Season:
Warm
Bloat Hazard:
No
Use and Comments:
Late summer pasture or hay; must reseed itself annually to persist.
Distribution in U.S.:
Southeast
Height:
2-34 inches.
Leaves:
Pinnately trifoliolate; midrib pubescence pointed upward; large paper-thin stipules; leaflet on a very short petiole.
Florets are borne in short axillary racemes; floret color bluish-purple and creamy-white.
Roots:
Taproot.


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Soil
Drainage:
Somewhat Poorly Drained
Fertility:
Low
pH:
5.5-6.2
 
 
Seed
Color:
Grayish-brown hull and black seed.
Shape:
With hulls--flat edged, oblong, with lace-like markings; Dehulled--oval and smooth.
Pounds Per Bushel:
40 Unhulled
Seeds Per Pound:
225,000
Seeding Rate:
25-30 pounds unhulled PLS per acre.
Seeding Date (Indiana):
Feb 1-May 1
Emergence Time (Days):
14
Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):
70-90

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For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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