genus Lespedeza


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Noun1.genus Lespedeza - genus of shrubs or herbs of tropical Asia and Australia and the eastern United States
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
bush clover, lespedeza - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern 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
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The sweet clovers are a separate group belonging to the genus Melilotus, and the bush clovers are placed in the genus Lespedeza. All of them produce the familiar pea pod that defines the legume family.