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*Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont de Courset) G. Don. Subgenus: Lespedeza. Section: Junceae. clade: G. Sericea Lespedeza, Chinese Lespedeza, Sericea. Phen: Jul-Oct; Oct-Dec. Hab: Roadbanks, ‘wildlife food plots’, disturbed areas, floodplains, creekbanks, and invading other natural habitats. Dist: Native of e. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: Extensively used as a soil stabilizer. Now invasive across most of our region.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl3, FNA11.1, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, SE3, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Isely (1998)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 8

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