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Lespedeza cuneata

LHPrism Status 
Tier 2 - Emerging

Lespedeza cuneata: Chinese lespedeza

Plant Identification:

  • Growth form: perennial herbaceous plant
  • Leaves: compound, alternate with 3 leaflets (trifoliate); leaflets are 1/2 to 1inch long, narrowly oblong, sharply-pointed with small flattened hairs, and a grayish-green or silvery color
  • Flowers: small, 1/4inch; creamy white to yellow-white with pink to purple colored veins

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