Lespedeza thunbergii (DC.) Nakai

Thunberg's Lespedeza, Thunberg's Bush Clover


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Lespedeza

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 7

Size: To 5' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Deep pink to purple flowers in late summer to autumn on arching spikes. Fine textured foliage, blue-green. Dies to the ground in northern parts.

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History: 

Native to China and Japan.

Published in Lespedeza Jap. & Korea 15 in 1927.

Basionym Desmodium thunbergii DC.

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