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Showy partridge pea [Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene] with potential for cultivation as a multi-functional species in the United States.

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/57599
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Abstract:
Showy partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata is used in the USA for cover cropping, ornate flowers in native gardens, honey crop, as an annual reseeding legume for restoration and conservation plantings, and wildlife food. However, its greatest potential may be as a bio-control plant for the control of mole crickets, cactus moth, and additional pest species. The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (USDA, ARS, PGRCU) conserves 36 accessions originating from the USA.
Author(s):
J. B. Morris
Subject(s):
Agricultural Research Service , Cactoblastis cactorum , Chamaecrista fasciculata , Gryllotalpidae , biological control , conservation plants , cover crops , flowers , foods , gardens , insect control , pests , plant genetic resources , wildlife , United States
Source:
Genetic resources and crop evolution 2012 7 v.59 no.7
Language:
English
Year:
2012
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.