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Lespedeza capitata Michaux. Subgenus: Lespedeza. Section: Lespedezariae. clade: D. Bush-clover, Round-headed Lespedeza. Phen: Aug-Oct; Sep-Nov. Hab: Woodlands and woodland borders, wet meadows, fens, prairies, barrens. Dist: ME and s. ON west to MN, SD, and NE, south to FL Panhandle and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl3, FNA11.1, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, SE3, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Clewell (1966a), Clewell (1966b), Isely (1998); > Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. capitata – F, G, Il, WV; > Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. stenophylla Bissell & Fernald – F, G, Il, WV; > Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. velutina (E.P.Bicknell) Fernald – F, G; > Lespedeza capitata Michx. var. vulgaris Torr. & A.Gray – F, Il, WV

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 8

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