Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Korean Clover - Kummerowia stipulacea   (Maximowicz) Makino
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Author(Maximowicz) Makino
DistributionAcross the state, but seemingly absent from the northeastern portion and Outer Banks. First collected in NC in 1939 south of Chapel Hill in Orange County.

Native of eastern Asia; in N.A. NY to WI and NE, south to FL and TX.
AbundanceFrequent to common, locally abundant.
HabitatRoadsides, lawn weed, campuses, garden weed, waste ground, vacant lots.
PhenologyFlowering July-September.
IdentificationKorean Clover is a sprawling, much-branched plant, with tiny flowers in leaf axils. Stem hairs lie along the stem antrorsely (towards the tip of the stem) vs. retrorsely (towards the base of the stem) in Japanese Clover (K. striata).
Taxonomic CommentsFormerly known as Lespedeza stipulacea.

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B.A. SorrieRoadside, Lee County, August 2018. LeePhoto_non_natural

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