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Plant Name:

Hairy Lespedeza

Scientific Name:

Lespedeza hirta


Hairy Lespedeza is a perennial legume with hairy stems and pink to purple flowers.


Prairies, meadows, open areas, roadsides


Hairy Lespedeza provides nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other insect pollinators. It also improves soil fertility through nitrogen fixation and can be used for erosion control and as a forage plant. The plant's attractive flowers and foliage make it a popular choice for native plant gardens and natural landscaping.

Growing Conditions:

Hairy Lespedeza prefers well-drained soils and full sun.


Hairy Lespedeza is used for soil stabilization, wildlife habitat enhancement, and erosion control.

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Fun Facts:

Hairy Lespedeza is native to North America and is an important plant for pollinator conservation and ecosystem restoration.

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