Lespedeza angustifolia (Pursh) Elliott

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lespedeza angustifolia (Pursh) Elliott

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems erect, simple or branched above, 5–10 dm, finely pubescent with usually appressed hairs; petioles 1–5(–10) mm; lfls oblong to linear, 2–6 cm × 3–7 mm, glabrous or minutely hairy above, thinly to densely sericeous (or subvelutinous) beneath, or with spreading hairs along the midvein; spikes cylindric, 1–3 cm, ± densely fld, on ascending peduncles 1–5 cm; fls 6–9 mm, ochroleucous; cal-lobes densely hairy, 4–6.5 mm; fr densely hairy, nearly or quite as long as the cal-lobes; 2n=20. Dry or moist, acid soils, chiefly on the coastal plain; e. Mass. to Fla. and La.; c. Tenn. Late summer.

  • Common Names

    narrow-leaved lespedeza