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Lespedeza texana (Texas lespedeza)
San Antonio River Authority

Lespedeza texana

Lespedeza texana Britton

Texas Lespedeza, Texas Bush-clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: LETE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Clay soils, on or near limestone outcrops; Blackland Prairie, Grand Prairie, Rolling Plains, and Edwards Plateau in Texas.

Growing Conditions

Light 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.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0143 Collected Jun 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-07
Research By: LMD

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