Mar. 8, 2020

sericea, Lespedeza cuneata

Sericea is in a genus where almost everything is called bushclover. I guess if you're from Asia and Australia you can be different. Sericea was brought here in the 1890's as forage and is now used to revegetate disturbed areas. This one was beside a Walmart lot and may have been left over from construction. Near home I have seen it planted as deer forage in the state game area. Of course, in some areas it is now invasive. Sericea has been reported in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. McMinn Co TN, 10/18/15. Bean family, Fabaceae.