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Taxon: Lespedeza virginica (L.) Britton

 
Genus: Lespedeza
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Desmodieae
Subtribe: Lespedezinae
Nomen number: 21910
Place of publication: Trans. New York Acad. Sci. 12:64. 1893
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-May-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • slender bush-clover  (Source: Leg Tex) - English
  • slender lespedeza  (Source: F GPlains) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida (n.), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo León]


References:

  1. Clewell, A. F. 1966. Native North American species of Lespedeza (Leguminosae). Rhodora 68:393.
  2. Isely, D. 1955. The Leguminosae of the north-central United States 2. Hedysareae. Iowa State Coll. J. Sci. 30:108.
  3. Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller. 1955. Vascular plants of Illinois.
  4. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  5. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  6. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  7. Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.
  8. Turner, B. L. 1959. The legumes of Texas.
  9. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  10. Wilbur, R. L. 1963. Leguminous plants of North Carolina.

Check other web resources for Lespedeza virginica (L.) Britton :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?21910. Accessed 17 February 2020.