Japanese clover (Kummerowia striata)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Japanese clover
Give a thumbs up Common Lespedeza

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 12 to 16 inches
Fruit: Indehiscent
Other: Small, single seeded leguminous pod.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Maybe a Lespedeza? by wildflowers Sep 26, 2014 9:14 AM 14

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