Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Lespedeza virginica (L.) Britton image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

June M. Dobberpuhl
Family Fabaceae
Lespedeza virginica (L.) Britton
slender bush-clover, Virginia lespedeza
Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
virginica: of Virginia
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb, 1 to a few stems
Flower: pink to purple, 5-parted, 3/8" long, irregular shape; inflorescence a small, leafy, crowded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers, leaves below the cluster longer than its stalk; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:3-parted, the leaflets narrow; pointing upward on long-stalks
Habitat: dry; woods; in rocky, sandy soil

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