Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Lespedeza violacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza violacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lespedeza intermedia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-27-009:
Lespedeza intermedia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lespedeza violacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Wand Lespedeza, Wandlike Bush-clover, Violet 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 (rare in Coastal Plain)

 

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 violacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

Wand Lespedeza, Wandlike Bush-clover, Violet Bush-clover