- Kummerowia striata is an annual plant that can reach 16 in. (40 cm) in height.
- Leaves are alternate, trifoliate, petiolate and up to 0.75 in. (4 cm) long. Leaves are subtended with 0.1-0.6 in. (3-6 mm) long, lance-shaped stipules.
- Flowers are pink, purple and white, 0.2-0.3 in. (5-8 mm) long and papilionaceous.
- Fruits are 0.2 in. (4 mm) long legumes and each contain a single seed.
- Ecological Threat
- Kummerowia striata occurs in fields, open woods, roadsides and other disturbed sites. It is native to Asia and was introduced into the United States around 1850.
- Weed of the Week - USDA Forest Service
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
This map identifies those states that consider this species either most troublesome or most common in at least one commodity. For more information, visit the MTMC project page.
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|Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops|
Invasive Listing Sources
- East Central Florida CISMA
- Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council - Category 4
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council - Significant Threat
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|