Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza bicolor   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-27-005:
Lespedeza bicolor   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bicolor Lespedeza, Bicolor, Shrubby Lespedeza


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Look for it in "wildlife food plots," roadsides, forests, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub; Forb
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common


INVASIVE

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

 

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Lespedeza bicolor   FAMILY Fabaceae

Bicolor Lespedeza, Bicolor, Shrubby Lespedeza