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Korean Clover (Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino)

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Korean Clover
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An annual nitrogen-fixer preferring sun and sandy soils, native to East Asia and invasive in the central to mid-Atlantic US.

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Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

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This plant is only referred to by the common name "Korean Clover", which is usually contrasted with japanese clover (Kummerowia striata); although this species is native to Korea, the names are slightly misleading as both species are native to Japan, Korea, and beyond, and even in Korea, K. striata is the more common of the two species.

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