Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lespedeza leptostachya Engelm. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Fabaceae
Lespedeza leptostachya Engelm.
prairie bush-clover, prairie lespedeza
Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
leptostachya: leptos for "thin;" stachya for "spike;" hence Latin for "slender-spiked"
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Status: Endangered (Federally Threatened)
Plant: erect to drooping, perennial, 20"-40" tall forb with silky hairs, usually unbranched
Flower: cream to pinkish, 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence a thin, sparse spike often of separated clusters of stalkless flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:with very fine, dense hairs
Leaf:3-parted with narrow, linear leaflets
Habitat: dry; prairies
(Glossary)

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