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Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don
SERICEA LESPEDEZA
Chinese Lespedeza; Chinese Bushclover; Silky Bushclover

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Alydidae  Alydus eurinus @ NCSU (4)
Apidae  Bombus impatiens @ BBSL (1)
Lygaeidae  Neacoryphus bicrucis @ NCSU_ENT (5)
Megachilidae  Megachile concinna @ CUIC_ENT (1)

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Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don Chinese Bushclover
Fabaceae — Bean family
Invasive non-native
Lespedeza cuneata
Cape Henlopen State Park
August 2004

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Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont) G. Don

Lespedeza cuneata plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Lespedeza cuneata stem Stem.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Lespedeza cuneata leaf

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Lespedeza cuneata inflorescence Inflorescence.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Lespedeza cuneata flower

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Fields, pastures, waste ground, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Asia.

Other info. - This aggressive weed can be found throughout Missouri growing in the habitats mentioned above. Any traveler driving along a major highway or roadway can see large stands of this plant along the roadside. It was first collected wild in the state in 1938 by Steyermark. The plant was introduced as erosion control, food for cattle and wildlife, and shelter for small animals. This species is very drought resistant and thrives on neglect. Unfortunately, there is no effective control for the plant at this time.
L. cuneata is easy to ID in the field because of its sericeous stems and small white flowers, which have two purple splotches at the base of the standard.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 9-18-02.


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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Magnoliophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Fabales  
 Family Fabaceae  
 Genus Lespedeza  
  Lespedeza cuneata    (Dumont d. Cours.) G. Don., 1832 
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Synonyms: Hedysarum sericeum Lespedeza juncea sericea Lespedeza sericea   details
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Name Code: 203172
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Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don
sericea lespedeza

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General Information
Symbol: LECU
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Subshrub
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
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©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Nancy Staunton. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
LECUS Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don var. serpens (Nakai) Ohwi sericea lespedeza
LEJUS Lespedeza juncea (L. f.) Pers. var. sericea Maxim.
LELA31 Lespedeza latissima (Matsum.) Nakai
LESE12 Lespedeza sericea Miq., nom. illeg.
LESE13 Lespedeza serpens Nakai

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Lespedeza Michx. – lespedeza
Species Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don – sericea lespedeza

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Colorado sericea lespedeza A list (noxious weeds)
Kansas sericea lespedeza Noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Lespedeza cuneata Chinese lespedeza sericea lespedeza This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
SEEPPC Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1996. Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee (19 October 1999). Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tennessee.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FACU
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL

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USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (LECU)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (LECU)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (LECU)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (LECU)
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AZ-Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (LECU)
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GA-Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council (LECU)
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International Legume Data Information System (LECU)
Invasive and Exotic Species of North America Images (LECU)
KS-KDA Noxious Weed Law (LECU)
KS-Multi-state Sericia Lespedeza Work Group (LECU)
KS-Noxious Weeds in Kansas (LECU)
MD-DNR Invasive and Exotic Plants (LECU)
MO-Missouri Plants (LECU)
MO-Missouri Vegetation Management Manual (LECU)
MO-Missouri Weeds (LECU)
NC-Invasive Exotic Plants (NCBG) (LECU)
NE-Lancaster County Weed Control Authority (LECU)
NY-Worst Invasives of the New York Metro Area (BBG) (LECU)
OH-Ohio State University Seed ID (LECU)
OK-Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery (LECU)
Plant Conservation Alliance-Alien Plant Working Group (LECU)
Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (LECU)
TNC Weeds (LECU)
TNC-Invasives on the Web (LECU)
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council (LECU)
UK-Plants For A Future (LECU)
USGS NBII (LECU)
VA-Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia (LECU)
VA-Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide (LECU)
www.invasives.org (LECU)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Low Moderate

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Moderate

Sources

Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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