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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Lespedeza capitata, Round-headed Bush Clover

Lespedeza capitata 

Round-headed Bush Clover 

  • Average to dry soils
  • Full Sun to light shade
  • 3’ to 4’ tall, 12” to 18” wide 
  • Late Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow and Dry Meadow ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/lespedeza-capitata-round-headed-bush-clover-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

Stiffly upright, this late-summer-blooming member of the legume family is a host species for several moths and butterflies, while also being popular with pollinators, seed eating birds and grazers (i.e. protect them from rabbits and deer when young).

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Environmental Protection Agency, Aaron Carlson and Jomegat via Wikimedia Commons


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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