Lespedeza frutescens (L.) Hornem
Synonym: Lespedeza violacea
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

L. violacea of Michigan Flora.

Dry usually ± open forests (especially oak), thickets, banks, and prairies.

An apparent hybrid with L. virginica is known from Washtenaw Co. The unfortunate nomenclatural confusion surrounding the well known names L. intermedia and L. violacea are noted by Reveal & Barrie (1991).


Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 29, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1324.