Lespedeza capitata

Lespedeza capitata


Round Headed Bush Clover Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: Cream White
Bloom Season: August – September

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Round-headed Bush Clover is a unique and excellent plant for many upland restoration projects! This legume is great for restoring the soil nutrients and texture. A great option for heavy clay soils. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and the seeds are eaten by upland game birds. Also useful in dried flower bouquets. Deer resistant.

Native Range: Native to the eastern U.S. Native to the southern half of Minnesota.

Pollinators: Adult butterflies, bees and moths. An excellent plant for butterflies, it is a host plant for several species of blues, hairstreaks, cloudywings, skippers, sulfurs and azures.

Flowers: The flowers grow in dense round clusters where the leaves meet the stem.

Leaves: The leaves are made up of 3 hairy leaflets.

Interesting Facts:

Food Uses: Sprouts are edible like alfalfa.
Other Uses: Feeds both livestock and birds. Makes a great filler for dried bouquets.
Name: Named for Cespedez, who governed east Florida for the Spanish in the 18th century.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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