OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 14 taxa.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Korean-clover, Korean Lespedeza

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in Carolinas (uncommon to 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Woodlands and woodland borders, hammocks

Common

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: ‘Wildlife food plots’, roadsides, forests, woodlands

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Woodlands and woodland borders

Common in Mountains & NC Piedmont (rare in GA Coastal Plain) (uncommon elsewhere in 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Woodlands and woodland borders

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sericea Lespedeza, Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Roadbanks, ‘wildlife food plots’, disturbed areas, floodplains, creekbanks, and invading other natural habitats

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Bush-clover, Hairy Lespedeza, Silvery Lespedeza

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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, uncommon, or rare - depending on variety & region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Round-headed Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Woodlands and woodland borders, wet meadows, fens, prairies, barrens

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Carolina Mountains & Piedmont) (rare in GA Mountains & Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrow-leaved Lespedeza, Narrowleaf Bush-clover

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhill-pocosin ecotones and dry to moist pine savannas, mountain bogs, in the Piedmont especially in barrens with hardpan soils

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thunberg's Lespedeza, Thunberg's Bush-clover

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: ‘Wildlife food plots’, roadbanks

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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