Lespedeza violacea (Linnaeus) Persoon. Subgenus: Lespedeza. clade: E. Phen: Jul-Sep; Aug-Nov. Hab: Woodlands and woodland borders. Dist: S. ME and s. ON west to MI and se. MN, south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, and e. TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Known in many floras as L. intermedia, this species is actually correctly named L. violacea, which has nomenclatural priority (see Reveal & Barrie 1991).
Synonymy: = Ar, Fl3, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, S, Va; = Lespedeza intermedia (S.Watson) Britton – C, F, G, Il, Pa, RAB, SE3, Tn, Tx, W, WV, Clewell (1966a), Clewell (1966b), Isely (1998), later (superfluous) name