Sericea Lespedeza Seed (Hulled)

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Common Name: Sericea Lespedeza, Chinese Lespedeza

Scientific Name: Lespedeza cuneata

Identification: Sericea Lespedeza is a perennial upright forb reaching 3 to 6 feet in height. Leaves are alternate and composed of numerous 3-leaflet clusters.  The small leaves are usually green with white beneath.  The stem is gray-green.  The white flowers are composed of 1 to 3 pea-like flowers and appear from July to September.  Clustered legume pods are scattered around the stem, contain one seed, and mature from October to March.

Ecology: Sericea Lespedeza occurs in forest openings and dry to wet sites.  The invasive forb is flood tolerant  and forms dense stands by sprouting from roots.  The species spreads from plantings and the seeds can remain viable for decades.

Plant Control:Sericea can be difficult to control. Spray plants with a 5% glyphosate and surfactant solution in late summer. Mowing 1 to 3 months before herbicide application can assist control.  If glyphosate is not effective and the sericea comes back the following year, try spraying with a triclopyr-based product.  To avoid having to purchase a large quantity of a triclopyr concentrate such as Garlon, you may want to buy a pint or quart container of Brush-B-Gon Poison Ivy Killer at the hardware or home supply warehouse. Monitor and re-treat as needed until eradicated.

 

​Not available for purchase in Wisconsin

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    Kelly Deas K. D. Kelly D. us
    22-01-2023

    Always happy!!!

    Thank you for another perfect delivery!

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    william allan W. A. william a. us
    27-12-2022

    Sericea Lespedeza Seed (Hulled)

    Timely shipment of product

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    Sandra G. S. G. Sandra G.
    21-12-2022

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Super fast shipping! Very satisfied, will definitely be ordering again

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    Steve Z. S. Z. Steve Z.
    21-12-2022

    the other side of serrecia

    The horror story of serrecia lespedeeza is a little over stated. Yes it is verry competitive with native grasses and legumes on poor soils, and that is why it was originally selected for old strip mine sights. It grows under verry poor conditions.It is often stated that livestock won't eat it but this is only true if your definition of livestock is cattle and even with cows if it is managed right they will graze it too. Sheep and goats will not only willingly eat it if you don't manage it right they will over graze it and kill it. If you want to get rid of it just over graze it a couple years in a row. Is it the best legume ever? probably not but if it is used wiesly it's good points far outwiegh the bad.

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    ronald shoemaker R. S. ronald s. us
    15-09-2022

    Good job

    Good job

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Category: Lespedeza Seed

Type: Food Plot Seeds

Brand: SeedRanch



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