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Aeschynomene americana

Shyleaf (Aeschynomene americana) is a Florida native landscape weed distributed throughout tropical regions worldwide. This species is used in agroforestry to regenerate pastures, fix atmospheric nitrogen, and as a cut-and-carry forage for animals.

  • Scientific Name: Aeschynomene americana
  • Common Name: Shyleaf
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet (usually) to dry
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic; forage plant
  • Plant Growth: Upright, annual
  • Aeschynomene EDIS Publication

Photos of Aeschynomene americana