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Lespedeza stuevei (Tall  bush-clover)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lespedeza stuevei

Lespedeza stuevei Nutt.

Tall Bush-clover, Tall Lespedeza

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: LEST5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Lavender-pink to rose-purple streaks.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lespedeza stuevei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lespedeza stuevei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lespedeza stuevei


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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