Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Korean Clover, Korean Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Kummerowia stipulacea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kummerowia stipulacea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza stipulacea 098-27-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Clover, Common Lespedeza, Annual Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Kummerowia striata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kummerowia striata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza striata 098-27-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Trailing Lespedeza, Trailing Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza procumbens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza procumbens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza procumbens 098-27-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands & woodland borders, hammocks

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Trailing Lespedeza, Creeping Lespedeza, Creeping Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza repens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza repens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza repens 098-27-004   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bicolor Lespedeza, Bicolor, Shrubby Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza bicolor   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza bicolor   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza bicolor 098-27-005   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in "wildlife food plots," roadsides, forests

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Lespedeza, Slender Lespedeza, Virginia Bush-clover, Slender Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza virginica   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza virginica   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza virginica 098-27-006   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, woodlands, and woodland borders

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvety Lespedeza, Stueve's Bush-clover, Tall Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza stuevei   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza stuevei   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza stuevei 098-27-007   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders

Common (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Violet Lespedeza, Shrubby Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza frutescens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza frutescens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza violacea 098-27-008   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders

Common in Mtns of GA & NC, uncommon SC Mtns & NC Pdmt, rare elsewhere GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wand Lespedeza, Wandlike Bush-clover, Violet Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Lespedeza violacea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza violacea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza intermedia 098-27-009   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sericea Lespedeza, Chinese Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza cuneata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza cuneata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza cuneata 098-27-011   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadbanks, in "wildlife food plots," disturbed areas, floodplains, creekbanks

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Bush-clover, Hairy Lespedeza, Silvery Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza hirta +   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza hirta +   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza hirta 098-27-012   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it . Var. hirta is found in woodlands and woodland borders, whereas var. curtissii is found in sandhills and dry-to-moist savannas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza capitata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza capitata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza capitata 098-27-013   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Lespedeza, Narrowleaf Bush-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza angustifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza angustifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lespedeza angustifolia 098-27-014   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhill-pocosin ecotones and dry to moist savannas, mountain bogs

Common in & essentially endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thunberg's Lespedeza
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in "wildlife food plots," on roadbanks

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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