Lespedeza capitata Michx. - Roundhead Lespedeza
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Flatwoods, savannahs, thickets, open woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its densely pubescent stems, thin leafleats, and capitate clusters of flowers and fruits. The flowers are small and are quickly shed as the fruits begin to form.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-10-05.