Lespedeza virginica (L.) Britton
Family: Fabaceae
slender bush-clover,  more...
[Medicago virginica L.]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb, 1 to a few stems
Leaves: 3-parted, the leaflets narrow; pointing upward on long-stalks
Flowers: 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.
Habitat: dry; woods; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Threatened
Lespedeza virginica image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Lespedeza virginica image
June M. Dobberpuhl  
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
Lespedeza virginica image
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