Lespedeza

By: Zach Barnett

Lespedeza Fact

  • The Scientific name is Sericea Lespedeza.
  • It is a forage crop.
  • It is native to Eastern Asia.
  • The east-coast and mid-west region is the biggest producer of the Lespedeza.
  • This crop was first discovered in 1896 by the North Carolina AES.
  • The crop is used to help stop ground erosion, and is used also for wildlife food.
  • The Lespedeza crop is used as a forage crop, so it isn't in any products.


My Opinion

The lespedeza is very important to the ground because it helps stop ground erosion. Also, the lespedeza plant is good for wildlife food, but can be considered a weed.