Dusty Clover
(aka Bush Lespedezas)
Lespedeza capitata
Fabaceae (Pea) Family

Plant is an upright perennial. Preferred habitat is roadsides, fields and thin woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

leaves are alternate on the tem; trifoliate (in sets of three), with leaflets being oblong to widest in the middle; silvery in color; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are a terminal compact raceme. The calyx is five-lobed; five petals and colored creamy-white to pale purple. Flowers occur in the summer

Fruit is a legume.


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