Carolinas and Georgia

810

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza procumbens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-27-003:
Lespedeza procumbens   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Trailing Lespedeza, Trailing Bush-clover


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

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
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 procumbens   FAMILY Fabaceae

Downy Trailing Lespedeza, Trailing Bush-clover