Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don
Common Name: SERICEA, SERICEA LESPEDEZA
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

An eastern Asian species, grown (from Japanese seed) at Michigan State University as early as 1894. First collected as an escape in 1940 in Barry Co. and becoming locally conspicuous in the last 40 or 50 years along roadsides and fields.

This is a very late bloomer, flowering in Michigan from September into October.

Locations

Barry County
Kalamazoo County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Shiawassee County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1318.