Scientific name Lespedeza Violacea, the violet bush-clover is a small perennial herb native to North America. It is a member of the pea family Fabaceae. It has a range extending from New England to the great plains.

As its name suggests, it has flowers of a pink to violet color. These flowers are in bloom from July to September. The plant grows from one to three feet (approx. 0.3 to 1 meters), depending on local climate and soil conditions.

As a bean, it makes a good forage plant for herbivores, and other members of the genus Lespedeza are even used in some of the southern regions of the United States as a forage plant for domesticate animals, similar to alfalfa.

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