Roundhead Bushclover (Lespedeza capitata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects

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Date: 2011-06-27 Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: central Illinois (Sangchris State Park)Date: 2012-09-19
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Location: central Illinois - Sangchris St ParkDate: 2014-09-27
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Location: central Illinois - Sangchris St ParkDate: 2014-09-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-11-11Sangchris State Park
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