Lespedeza angustifolia

Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
Species:Lespedeza angustifolia (Pursh) Elliot
Common NameNarrowleaf Lespedeza
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Petiole Type: subsessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: ternate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 3; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Lespedeza angustifloia Lespedeza angustifloia (Pursh) Elliott

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Coffee (TN), Marion (TN), Putnam (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0129827 Warren Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129823 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129826 Warren Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129820 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129825 Warren Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129822 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
UCHT017353 Marion Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifloia
APSC0081573 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
APSC0049301 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
HTTU004373 Putnam Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0244254 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
UOS02798 Coffee Tennessee Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
Lespedeza angustifolia
31234100441136 Warren Tennessee Thomas S. Patrick
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129824 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
TENN-V-0129821 Coffee Tennessee
Lespedeza angustifolia
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