North Carolina Wildflowers

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Fabaceae > Lespedeza

Shrubby Lespedeza (Lespedeza bicolor)
Orange Co., NC 20 Aug 2005

Introduced Lespedezas along roadsides and in power lines can be excellent butterfly attractants.

Shrubby Lespedeza (Lespedeza bicolor)
Orange Co., NC 20 Aug 2005

Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens) Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens)
Orange Co., NC
7 Sep 2006

Common statewide in NC in and near woods.

Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens) Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens)
Orange Co., NC
7 Sep 2006

Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens) Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens)
Orange Co., NC
7 Sep 2006


Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata)
Chatham Co., NC
2 Oct 2011

Common statewide along roadsides, powerline cuts, floodplains, and other disturbed areas, Chinese Lespedeza is introduced from eastern Asia.

Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata)
Chatham Co., NC
2 Oct 2011

Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata)
Chatham Co., NC
2 Oct 2011


Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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