Lespedeza bicolor Turcz.
Family - Fabaceae
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Flowering - July - September.
Habitat - Cultivated fields, waste ground, roadsides.
Origin - Native to eastern Asia.
Other info. - This shrubby species of Lespedeza is the tallest of the genus in Missouri. The plant grows to 3m tall and is quite robust. Because of its shrubby habit, it is easy to identify in the field. L. bicolor can be found in just a few scattered Missouri counties but will certainly spread with time.
Photographs taken in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 7-29-03.