Slender Bush-Clover – 9/4/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/4/20

Observation Time: 2:10 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Slender Bush-Clover

Scientific Name: Lespedeza virginica

Comments: Slender bush-clover is a member of the pea family. Like other bush-clovers, slender bush-clover is preferentially browsed by mammalian herbivores such as deer and rabbits, as well as quail and other ground birds.

Slender bush-clover is often found in man-made or disturbed habitats. This patch was observed along a dirt road underneath power lines that are periodically cleared so maintenance crews can access the power lines.

More Information: Illinois Wildflowers and Go Botany