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Taxon: Hedysarum violaceum L.

Synonym of Lespedeza violacea (L.) Pers.

Genus: Hedysarum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Hedysareae
Nomen number: 18704
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:749. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: name formerly misapplied to L. frutescens
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Clewell, A. F. 1966. Native North American species of Lespedeza (Leguminosae) (Rhodora) 68:390.
  2. Reveal, J. L. & F. R. Barrie 1991. On the identity of Hedysarum violaceum Linnaeus (Fabaceae) (Phytologia) 71:456-461.

Check other web resources for Hedysarum violaceum L. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=18704. Accessed 22 April 2019.