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Lespedeza stuevei

Lespedeza stuevei Nutt.

 

Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusLespedezaFor Cespedez, Spanish governor of east Flordia in late 18th century
SpeciesstueveiFor Prussian botanist and pharmacist Hermann Heinrich Wilhelm Theodor Stüwe (1875-?)

About plant names...

Tall bush clover inhabits woodlands and woodland borders, including dry upland woods, old sandy fields, open pinelands, and roadsides. Often found in colonies.

Plants: Stems are erect, ridged, and densely leaved.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, occuring in triplets on short stalks. Leaves are oval or sometimes obovate. Upper leaf surfaces are hairy in varying amounts, while lower leaf surfaces are very hairy.

Flowers: Flowers are lavender-pink to rose-purple, in clusters of 6 to 14, and appear from August to October.

Fruits: Single dehiscent pods, ⅛-¼" (4-7 mm), containing smooth shiny dark brown seeds about ¹/₁₆" (2.5 mm) long.

Online References:

Lespedeza stuevei on Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses

Lespedeza stuevei on coastalplainplants.org

Lespedeza stuevei on nametheplant.net (Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia)

Lespedeza stuevei on gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org

Lespedeza stuevei on www.marylandbiodiversity.com

Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 6 × 5" (14 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 2 × 1¾" (5.2 × 4.4 cm) ID is uncertain

Lespedeza stuevei description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jul 2019.

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Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 6 × 5" (15 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 8 × 6" (19 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Lespedeza stuevei (Velvety Bush-clover, Tall Bush-clover)

8/23/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH
≈ 4½ × 6" (12 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain

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