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Plant Species of the genus Lespedeza

Information about this genus
Name: Lespedeza
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Grow in a sunny position in deep well-drained fertile soil. In cooler areas give the protection of a warm wall. In spring prune out dead growth and cut back hard to rejuvenate the plant. Propagate by seed or half-hardened cuttings.
Description: This genus is a member of the large legume family, which includes many edible plants such as peas and beans. It contains about 40 species of prostrate or trailing annual and perennial herbs and deciduous shrubs that are found in eastern and tropical Asia, Australia and the eastern USA. The leaves are trifoliate and the flowers are small, but usually borne in long racemes.

Specie Vernacular Zone
acuticarpa
angustifolia narrowleaf lespedeza
bicknellii
bicolor 5-10
brittonii
capitata roundhead lespedeza
cuneata Chinese lespedeza
daurica Dahurian lespedeza
formosa oriental lespedeza
frutescens shrubby lespedeza
hirta hairy lespedeza
intermedia
juncea
leptostachya prairie lespedeza
longifolia
manniana
neglecta
nuttallii
oblongifolia
polystachya
prairea
procumbens trailing lespedeza
repens creeping lespedeza
sericea
simulata
stipulacea
striata
stuevei tall lespedeza
thunbergii Thunberg's lespedeza
violacea violet lespedeza
virginica slender lespedeza



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