creeping bush-clover, smooth trailing lespedeza
[Hedysarum repens L.]
Etymology: Lespedeza: after Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
Plants: matting perennial, 1"-6" tall herbaceous vine
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 3/8" long, irregular shape
Habitat: in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.