OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thunberg's Lespedeza


         To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.

image of Lespedeza thunbergii, Thunberg's Lespedeza

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_5421996

June        

Leaflets 2-3x long as wide (vs. 1.5-2x in L. bicolor), per Weakley's Flora (2012).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and pinnately compound

image of Lespedeza thunbergii, Thunberg's Lespedeza

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_5421997

June        

Stems purplish when young, many per crown (vs. 1-several in L. bicolor), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Lespedeza thunbergii, Thunberg's Lespedeza

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_5421998

June        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza thunbergii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2940

Subshrub
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Habitat: ‘Wildlife food plots’, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

map
NEW! Click here to see a map from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US showing range and abundance.

Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules are persistent.

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

FRUIT:
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME: