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Lespedeza violacea

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 18"-36"

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: purple, pink, lilac

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant

Lespedeza violacea (violet lespedeza)
  • Lespedeza violacea (violet lespedeza)
  • Lespedeza violacea (violet lespedeza)

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Description

Lespedeza violacea

Also known as:

violet lespedeza

,

prairie lespedeza

,

violet bush clover

Scientific Synonyms:

Hedysarum violaceum, Lespedeza intermedia, Lespedeza prairea

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Rare: NY
  • Threatened: VT

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae Pea family
Genus Lespedeza lespedeza
Species Lespedeza violacea violet lespedeza