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Roundheaded Lespedeza

Page history last edited by Bdrewelow 6 years, 6 months ago
 

                                                                                                          Round Headed Lespedeza

                                                                                                                     Lespedeza Capitata

Bibliography: woodwalksandwildlife.blogspot.com, grownative.org, jenic.com, alabamaplants.com, tarlen.edu.

 

 

Habitat:

The Round Headed Lespedeza can be found in sand prairies, gravel prairies, hill prairies, dry black soil prairies, and open areas of railroads and roadsides.

                                                                                

 Bloom Period:

July to October

               

 

                                                             Characteristics: 

The plant is a perennial, 2-3 feet tall. The leaves and stems have fine silver hairs on them. The flower is white and green. The leaves have 3 little leaves on one stem.              

                                                                   Threats:

Herbivores like, small mammals and insects eat the Round Headed Lespedeza. Agricultural activities and residential development are also threats.

 

 

         Interesting Facts              

It is a very threatened plant. The Round Headed Lespedeza is a rare plant. This plant adds nitrogen to the soil and is easy to grow. There is no floral scent to the flower. After the plant blooms the flower heads gradually turn brown. The leaves can feel silky and soft. The stem is covered with thin hairs as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

This picture was provided by:

https://gustavus.edu/arboretum/prairielist.php

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                              Common name: Round headed Bush Clover                  

                                      Other names: Round Headed Lespedeza

                                      Scientific Name: Lezpedeza Capitata

                             Family name: Fabacea

 

 

seeds

 

 The picture of the seeds is provided by:

http://grownative.org/native-plant-info/sheaded-bushclover-2/eedling-identification/round-

                                                                                               They almost look like pumpkin seeds.

http://grownative.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rheaded_bushclo_seeds1.jpg

 

 roots

This picture is provided by:

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19905/19905-h/19905-h.htm

    

 

 

                                                                                                     Leaves 

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/lespedeza/capitata/

 

                                                                                                     Seedling

                                             http://grownative.org/native-plant-info/seedling-identification/7230-2/

 

 Juvenile

                           http://grownative.org/native-plant-info/seedling-identification/round-headed-bushclover-2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (9)

llemke said

at 7:26 am on Jan 17, 2014

What do you think about doing what we just did and organizing all of the facts? Feel free to give us your ideas.

bboji said

at 8:57 am on Jan 17, 2014

Do you mean like put bullets or something like that to organize our facts?

bboji said

at 9:07 am on Jan 17, 2014

Also if we do colors maybe we should try to get them to match and the fonts.

llemke said

at 7:25 am on Jan 22, 2014

Hey did someone delete the writing we had?

llemke said

at 7:49 am on Jan 22, 2014

@bboji can you put your bloom period and that picture that you put on at the begining but then it got deleted

Bdrewelow said

at 9:27 am on Jan 22, 2014

Its not letting me paste pictures. Make sure you give a picture of the leaves!!!

llemke said

at 7:57 am on Jan 30, 2014

Could you guys please look for some more picture of the plant? Make sure you also include the source. And would you please add color to the bibliography.

Bdrewelow said

at 8:56 am on Jan 30, 2014

I do all the pictures so sure I try to get all of them done.

bboji said

at 9:20 am on Jan 30, 2014

Brynn did not log out of her account so I did alot of work on her account because I didn't notice that is why the one above said brynn's thing just to let you know

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