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Round-headed Bush-clover
Lespedeza capitata

Seeds of round-headed bush-clover are an important food for bobwhites.

• Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
• Habitat: dry, sandy fields
• Height: 2-5 feet
• Flower size: 1/4 inch long
• Flower color: yellowish-white, with a purple spot
• Flowering time: August to September
• Origin: native

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Lespedeza capitata
Lespedeza capitata
Lespedeza capitata
Some of the leaves have a silvery look from dense white hairs.
Lespedeza capitata
Lespedeza capitata
Round-headed bush-clover is easy to spot in fall and winter because the flowerheads retain their structure.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.