OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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) 098-27-013:
Lespedeza capitata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover


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image of Lespedeza capitata, Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_leca8_001_lvd

        

image of Lespedeza capitata, Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover

JK Marlow    jkm0411f_19

November    York County    SC

Blackjacks Heritage Preserve

Calyx usually conspicuously longer than fruit, lobes lance-linear, subulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lespedeza capitata, Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover

JK Marlow    jkm0411f_29

November    York County    SC

Roadside

Leaflets (2)2.5-5(8) x long as wide; stem-leaf pubescence usually silvery gray, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Lespedeza capitata, Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover

JK Marlow    jkm111112_373

November    York County    SC

Racemes numerous, mostly in upper axils, very dense, glomerate or spicate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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) 098-27-013:
Lespedeza capitata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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1923

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate
Stipules are persistent.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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