Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lespedeza capitata Michx. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Fabaceae
Lespedeza capitata Michx.
round-headed bush-clover, round-headed lespedeza
Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
capitata: Latin meaning "in heads" referring to seed heads
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Status: Native
Plant: slender, erect perennial, 2'-4' tall forb with dense, fine hairs; stems usually unbranched or with a few branches toward the top
Flower: cream with a pinkish throat, 5-parted, 3/8" long; inflorescence a rounded, dense cluster (head) of crowded, stalkless flowers turning dark brown when mature; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:3-parted, mostly oval, pointing upward on very short stalk
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy, gravelly soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Lespedeza list Google- Images or Text
Lespedeza bicknellii House
Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. capitata
Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. longifolia (DC.) Torr. & A.Gray
Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. sericea (Hook. & Arn.) Torr. & A.Gray
Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. stenophylla Bissell & Fernald
Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. velutina (E.P.Bicknell) Fernald
Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. vulgaris Torr. & A.Gray
Lespedeza longifolia DC.
Lespedeza velutina E.P.Bicknell

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