Lespedeza capitata

Lespedeza capitata


Round Headed Bush Clover Category:


Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full
Height: 2′-3′
Color: Cream
Bloom: August-September
Flowers: The flowers grow in dense round clusters where the leaves meet the stem.
Leaves: The leaves are made up of 3 hairy leaflets.

Suggested Uses:

This is a unique and a “must use” plant for many upland restoration projects! Also useful as dried flower bouquet Filler. This plant is know to restore the soil of nutrients and texture! The seeds are eaten by upland gamebirds. Attractive to bees and butterflies!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: Native Americans used the leaves for tea, the roots for an antidote to poison, and the stems for rheumatism.
Food Uses: Sprouts are edible like alfalfa.
Other Uses: Feeds both livestock and birds. Makes a great filler for dried bouquets.
More Information:
Name: Named for Cespedez, who governed east Florida for the Spanish in the 18th century.
Other Names:

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs




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