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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Lespedeza Capitata / Family: Fabaceae
Round-Headed Bush Clover, Swink/Wilhelm # 4

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FLOWERING: August to mid-September

SEED TIMING: October to November

HABITAT: Dry to mesic prairie

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: 2 - 3 feet high. Leafy, wand like plant with fuzzy, 3-parted, clover-like leaflets. Obscure, white, pea-shaped flowers are held in a globular, greenish head.

TO PICK: Flower heads turn rusty brown when mature. Pick entire head. Beans can be shaken out of ripe head.


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