lespedeza

Definitions of lespedeza
  1. noun
    shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States
    synonyms: bush clover
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    Lespedeza bicolor, bicolor lespediza, ezo-yama-hagi
    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
    Lespedeza striata, jap clover, japan clover, japanese clover
    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
    type of:
    ligneous plant, woody plant
    a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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