Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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Learn more about Violet Lespedeza from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Violet Lespedeza, Shrubby Bush-clover
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Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: woodlands and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora
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Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Stipules are persistent.
Purplish/ Light violet
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
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