Bush-clover

Location: West Campus
Approximate blooming period: spring - summer - mid-fall

Chinese bush-clover, Lespedeza cuneata, sericea

Origin: China; Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Tiawan 
Habitat: It will invade open woodlands, fields, prairies, borders of ponds and swamps, meadows, and open disturbed ground, but is intolerant of shade.
Height and Form: a warm season, perennial herbaceous plant
Foliage and Bark: grayish-green or silvery leaflets, mature stems are woody 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: Small creamy white to pale yellow flowers with the base being purple 
Culture:
Cultivars/Varieties:

Korean low bush-clover, Kummerowia stipulacea

Origin: China, Japan, Korea, Tiawan 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 0 
Height and Form: annual, up to 24 inches tall, 
Foliage and Bark: leaves form a kind of cone-shape 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: five-lobed bell-shaped, white with a pinkish-purple center, egg-shaped fruit, smooth and shiny, brown or black seeds.
Culture: It cannot grow in the shade and requires dry or moist soil.
Cultivars/Varieties: introduced into the United States in 1919 as a hay and pasture plant.


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