I was stumped for awhile. Checking a lot of references, I finally came up with a name. Just a few hours later, Scott Namestnik sent me his determination, and the name was the same. This is Lespedeza cuneata, the Sericea or Chinese Bush-clover. It is one of the white flowering species. The colored blotch is purple not pink. The leaves are wedge shaped and end in a fine tip.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Lespedeza Bush Clovers
Sometimes I hesitate to put up posts on topics where I don't illustrate every single species. This is especially true with the insects. If I waited till I had photos of every species of a genus, I'd never post anything. I also worry about posting out of season material. Based on all the verbal comments I've received lately from people I run into, they like my format. So I'll go out there and do, continue to do, the voodoo that I do so well.