Common name: Lespedeza

Latin name: Lespedeza sp.

Family: Fabaceae

Life Cycle: Perennial

Type: Broadleaf

Description: A genus of 40 species that are sometimes grown for forage. They are perennial herbs with small, pinnately compound leaves with 3 leaflets that have entire margins. Flowers can be white, cream, pink, or purple depending on species. They are well-know to hybridize among species making exact identification to species often difficult.

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