Carolinas and Georgia

1923

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

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere)

 

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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Lespedeza capitata   FAMILY Fabaceae

Roundhead Lespedeza, Roundhead Bush-clover, Silvery Bush-clover