Lespedeza capitata, Round Headed Bush Clover


Historical Uses: The Kamanchi tribe was reported to boil the leaves for tea.  The Ponca and Omaha tribes used stems used in rheumatism.

  • Listing ID: 1160
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-3
  • Stratification: 10 days cold most stratification required; May need scarification if seed hull is present
  • Bloom Time: August-September
  • Family: Fabaceae (Bean)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full sun
  • Latin Name: Lespedeza capitata
  • Common Name: Round-headed bush clover
  • Eco-Region: 251