Lespedeza, Roundhead (Bush Clover)

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Lespedeza capitata
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period June-August
Flower Color White
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Description

Found in the eastern half of the United States, roundhead lespedeza is 2-4 foot tall perennial member of the Fabaceae family. Blooming from June-August, the round, clover like, heads are white in color. It is found in dry soils of upland prairies where it thrives in the full sun. Its seeds are utilized by many types of wildlife and the plant itself is sought after by cattle for grazing.

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