Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Lespedeza hirta
    Hairy bush-clover

These tall, light green and hairy-leaved plants are common in sand savannas.

Lespedeza hirta

Photograph by Marty Lucas; taken at Lena Park in Starke County, Indiana.


Lespedeza hirta on the Connecticut Botanical Society web site; large showy flowers like the ones pictured on their site are rarely, if ever, seen on sand prairies in Indiana.



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