Species: 

Lespedeza cuneata

Common Name(s): 

sericea lespedeza, lespedeza

Habitats Impacted: 

ALL

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

ALL

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Lespedeza cuneata

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.rog

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What you should know!

A Dirty Dozen species. Can outcompete native species. Produces allelopathic compounds that affect other plant species. Decreases water availability to other species. Produces huge quantities of seeds. Lacks insect predators and is disease resistant. Introduced for erosion control and forage.

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