Glycine Max, or more commonly know as Soybean, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Glycine. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 1.2 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during mid summer and is intolerant of shade. Glycine Max or Soybean's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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