Carolinas and Georgia

2671

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, Tall Lespedeza


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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 (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

 

partial shade

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:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Lespedeza stuevei   FAMILY Fabaceae

Velvety Lespedeza, Stueve's Bush-clover, Tall Lespedeza