Lespedeza hirta (L.) Hornem.

Lespedeza hirta plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Lespedeza hirta stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Lespedeza hirta leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Lespedeza hirta inflorescence

Flowers - No info yet.

Lespedeza hirta plant

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Acid soils of open woods, glades, and dry open ground.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in the southern half of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its tall, erect, hirsute stems, its white flowers, and its rounded leaves. This is a common bean species of the dry, cherty slopes of the Ozarks.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 8-3-04.


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