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San Antonio River Authority
Lespedeza texana Britt.
Texas lespedeza, Texas Bush-Clover
USDA Symbol: LETE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
TX Native Habitat:
Clay soils, on or near limestone outcrops; Blackland Prairie, Grand Prairie, Rolling Plains, and Edwards Plateau in Texas. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: A lovely member of the pea family, this plant exhibits trailing/ascending stems. May be a larval food plant for some Sulphur butterflies. Delicate flower structure best appreciated up close.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0143
Collected Jun 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
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Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: LMD