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United States Department of Agriculture

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Cuphea(Cuphea hybrids).Some 250 undomesticated species of Cuphea are native to Central America, South America, and North America. Oil from Cuphea seeds has a low viscosity and can be used directly as a diesel fuel without chemical processing. It also shows promise for controlling weeds in turfgrass.


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