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Lespedeza violacea (Violet lespedeza)
Cressler, Alan

Lespedeza violacea

Lespedeza violacea (L.) Pers.

Violet Lespedeza

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Hedysarum violaceum, Lespedeza intermedia, Lespedeza prairea

USDA Symbol: LEVI6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Savanna,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sand

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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