Chinese lespedeza, sericea, silky bush-clover
[Lespedeza juncea var. sericea (L.f.) Pers., more...]
Etymology: Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
Plants: perennial forb
Invasiveness: Prohibited Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped; potentially invasive
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = NI WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas: Descriptions, photos, management help, etc.