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Lespedeza thunbergii

Bush clover

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Features

  • Height2m
  • Flower ColourPink to purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Lespedeza thunbergii (Bush clover). A large shrub to 2m with abundant pink to purple flowers in late summer. The flowers are followed by legume pods with black seeds.

Other common names

Thunberg's bush clover

Origin

Named after the 18th century Swedish botanist Carl Peter Thunberg.

Interest and use

These plants are sometimes grown as garden ornamentals but also used as forage crops in the southern USA, as well as to prevent soil erosion and to fix nitrogen.

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