Lespedeza capitata Michx.
Family: Fabaceae
round-headed bush-clover,  more...
[Lespedeza bicknellii House,  more]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
Plants: slender, erect perennial, 2'-4' tall forb with dense, fine hairs; stems usually unbranched or with a few branches toward the top
Leaves: 3-parted, mostly oval, pointing upward on very short stalk
Flowers: 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.
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy, gravelly soil
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John M. Schoeneker  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Marcie O'Connor  
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Aaron Carlson  
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John M. Schoeneker  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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