bush clover


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bush clover

n.
Any of various plants of the genus Lespedeza in the pea family, having compound leaves with three leaflets and variously colored flowers and often grown for forage, soil improvement, erosion control, or ornament. Also called lespedeza.
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Noun1.bush clover - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United Statesbush clover - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States
genus Lespedeza - genus of shrubs or herbs of tropical Asia and Australia and the eastern United States
bicolor lespediza, ezo-yama-hagi, Lespedeza bicolor - Asian shrub having conspicuous racemose rose-purple flowers widely used as an ornamental and in erosion control and as a source of feed for wild birds
jap clover, japan clover, japanese clover, Lespedeza striata - an annual of tropical Asia naturalized in United States
Korean lespedeza, Lespedeza stipulacea - annual native to Korea but widely cultivated for forage and hay in hot dry regions
Lespedeza cuneata, Lespedeza sericea, sericea lespedeza - perennial widely planted as for forage and as hay crop especially on poor land
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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The Slender Bush Clover might not be so lucky for much longer as it has spent over twenty years as an endangered plant.
Surveys lead researchers to discover a small population of a threatened plant, the prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya).
buergeri), a kind of bush clover, in collaboration with the University of Shizuoka.