Where would you get Lespedeza capitata?

edlincoln(6A)March 14, 2014

I *LIKE* clovers, but most readily available ones are non-native. I recently read something that recommended Lespedeza capitata, "roundhead bushclover" for Cape Cod. Any idea where I could buy these plants?

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lukifell(zone5 NH)

You can't buy them because they are a native plant. There is a conspiracy against native plants. Besides it would be more fun to collect seeds yourself.

Look for a disturbed area in an oak-pine forest. There should be lots of sunlight, dry soil, and perhaps sassafras trees nearby. Round-headed bush-clover should be easy to find.

I have also seen them growing on piles of dirt next to a construction site. In Concord, New Hampshire.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 7:57PM
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dandy_line(3B (Brainerd, Mn))

I don't know that it's even a clover, is it? I find it growing near here and collected seed. But find it in the 'impossible' realm of seed germination. .

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:45PM
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dekeoboe(7B NC)

Shooting Star Nursery lists it in their catalog.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 6:06PM
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