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Missouri's Silent Thief

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Sericea lespedeza is stealing nutrients, moisture and sunlight from native vegetation.

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Sericea Lespedeza

Lespedeza cuneata
Decades ago, sericea lespedeza was introduced in hopes it would provide hay, improve pastures, stop soil erosion, and supply food and cover for wildlife. Unfortunately, it has proven to be an aggressive, invasive weed that is extremely difficult to control, escapes cultivation, and outcompetes native plants.

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Sericea Lespedeza

Decades ago, sericea lespedeza was introduced in hopes it would provide hay, improve pastures, stop soil erosion, and supply food and cover for wildlife. Unfortunately, it has proven to be an aggressive, invasive weed that is extremely difficult to control, escapes cultivation, and outcompetes native plants.

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Sericea Lespedeza Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant on your Missouri property.

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Wanted: The Unwanted

Its ability to thrive under a variety of conditions and its tendency to crowd out more palatable plants are among the reasons it has become noxious in some states.

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