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Beggarweed

Beggarweed, tall (6 ft/1.8 m), fast-growing, flowering plant (Desmodium tortuosum), native to the West Indies and now found in many warm climates. Beggarweed is commonly cultivated as a natural fertilizer; its roots are a source of nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

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