Korean clover from Debbie, South Carolina

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This appears to be a weed spreading in our lawn. Can you identify? Would like to eradicate it since our lawn is mostly weed free. Thanks.

Hi Debbie,

this looks like Korean clover, Kummerowia sp., formerly placed in Lespedeza.  It fixes nitrogen and so adds fertilizer where it grows. It is an introduced legume.


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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