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Common name

English: Silky bush-clover


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Lespedeza (1)

            Epithet: juncea (4)

              Variety: sericea (Thunb.) Lace & Hauech

Synonyms: Aspalathus cuneata (Dum. Cours.) D. Don, Hedysarum sericeum Thunb., Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.Cours.) G.Don, Lespedeza sericea Benth.

cuneata => wedge-shaped, narrow below and wide above

juncea => rush-like

sericea => silky, covered with silky pubescence

sericeum => silky, covered with silky pubescence


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Lespedeza juncea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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