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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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.