OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-27-008:
Lespedeza violacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Violet Lespedeza, Shrubby Bush-clover


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image of Lespedeza frutescens, Violet Lespedeza, Shrubby Bush-clover

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lefr5_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
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) 098-27-008:
Lespedeza violacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3467

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: woodlands and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
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:
Fall
Legume

 

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