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lespedeza cuneata

Lespedeza

[les-pi-dee-zuh]

Lespedeza is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants in the pea family Fabaceae, commonly known as Bush clover or Japanese clover. The genus is native to warm temperate to subtropical regions of eastern North America, eastern and southern Asia and Australasia.

Cultivation and uses

Some species are grown as garden or ornamental plants, and/or are used as a forage crops, notably in the southern United States, and as a means of soil enrichment and for prevention of erosion. Some are invasive species in some areas.

Lespedeza bicolor var. japonica has been shown to contain l-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (lespedamin).

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