Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lespedeza violacea (L.) Pers. image
Photographer: Robert H. Read           

Botanical Illustration
Family Fabaceae
Lespedeza violacea (L.) Pers.
violet bush-clover, violet lespedeza
Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
violacea: violet
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb often with many branches, mostly hairless
Flower: purple to pink, 5-parted, 1/3" long; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of a few, stalked flowers; blooms Aug.
Leaf:3-parted, stalks almost as long as the elliptical leaflets
Habitat: dry; upland woods, glades, prairies; in rocky, sandy soil

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All Lespedeza list Google- Images or Text
Hedysarum frutescens L.
Hedysarum violaceum L.
Lespedeza frutescens (L.) Elliott
Lespedeza prairea (Mack. & Bush) Britton
Lespedeza violacea (L.) Pers. var. prairea Mack. & Bush

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