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[New Latin Lespedeza, genus name, after V.M. de Céspedez (misread as Léspedez; fl. 1785), Spanish governor of Florida.]


(Plants) any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Lespedeza of the family Leguminosae, which have white, purple or pink flowers, and which are native to Australia, Asia and North America


(ˌlɛs pɪˈdi zə)

n., pl. -zas.
any shrub or herb belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves, grown esp. for forage.
[< New Latin (1803), after V. M. de Zespedez (misread as Lespedez), 18th-century Spanish governor of East Florida]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lespedeza - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United Stateslespedeza - 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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Condensed tannin concentration in Sericea lespedeza as influenced by preservation method.
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Through the patches of lespedeza and partridge pea lining the old fire lane, the hunter could hear antlers crashing together.
Friedrich JM, Dawson JO (1984) Soil nitrogen concentration and Juglans nigra growth in mixed plots with nitrogen-fixing Alnus, Elaeagnus, Lespedeza, and Robinia species.
hederaceae and Cuscuta campestri's (Convolvulaceae), Lespedeza capitata, Melilotus alba, M.
It is a mix of lespedeza, clovers, vetch, plantain, dandelion, chicory (makes milk production go way up), annual ryegrass, Timothy, Kentucky bluegrass and some fescue, which I don't like, but I inherited it and it just won't go away.
The most common exotics species occurring in the roadside fields were Alliaria petiolata, Cichorium intybus, Daucus carota, Lactuca serriola, Lamium purpureum, Lespedeza cuneata, Lysimachia nummularia, Pastinaca sativa, Plantago lanceolata, Securigera varia, Stellaria media, Trifolium spp.
Today, the landscape is comprised of hilly non-native grasslands with scattered unmined forest fragments, spoils forest (forest that has grown back since reclamation), moderate to heavy autumn olive, patches of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneta) and drainage lakes.
A collection of Lespedeza angustifolia in Barbour County confirms only the third county record of this legume in Alabama.