Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2671

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

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

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish/ Light violet
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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 (1968) 098-27-007:
Lespedeza stuevei   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lespedeza stuvei

 

COMMON NAME:
Velvety Lespedeza, Stueve's Bush-clover


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image of Lespedeza stuevei

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lest5_001_lvd

        

image of Lespedeza stuevei

JK Marlow    jkm091107_023

November    Greenwood County    SC

Roadside

Stem and leaves densely covered with short, soft, spreading hairs, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Lespedeza stuevei

JK Marlow    jkm091107_023b

November    Greenwood County    SC

Roadside

Calyx lobes shorter than fruit; legumes elliptic to ovate, notably reticulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.