The legume lespedeza has made a place for itself in southern Iowa by establishing a stand and providing excellent pasture on poor soils where other legumes and grasses have failed. Because of this, in almost any community of southern Iowa lespedeza has come to stay on at least a few farms. Livestock have put their “O. K.” on its value by choosing to graze in those parts of the pasture where it has made its best growth.
Peterson, Maurice L. and Hughes, H. D.
"Lespedeza Is Here To Stay,"
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