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Updated: 09/02/2013 08:00:11AM

Cover ground with perennial peanut

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Perennial peanutes last year after year and do well in areas that are llow maintenance and salt tolerant. No nuts are produced. Instead, perennial peanuts produce rhizomes and roots that help it survive during dry periods --- perfect for our area.

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Although perennial peanuts have been used as a forage and pasture crop, their ornamental value and low labor attributes add up to a special place in the landscape.

You have probably seen them growing in road medians, along driveways, and in parking lot islands where their bright, butter-yellow blossoms and emerald green foliage catch your eye. As these peanuts are “perennial,” they last year after year and do well in areas that you may deem as low maintenance and salt tolerant. No nuts are produced as instead perennial peanuts produce rhizomes and roots that help it survive during dry periods — perfect for our area.

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