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Leguminosae Lespedeza sp.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Lespedezas are of major importance for pasture and, to a lesser extent, for hay production in the southeastern quarter of the U.S. Average seed production, 1966-67, was about 46 million pounds - sufficient to seed 2 million acres. Since pastures are generally self reseeding, acreage in lespedeza is probably near 40 million. The species grown in the U.S. are Sericea lespedeza, Korean lespedeza, and Striate lespedeza

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch