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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Wild plant ID?

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C_A_Ivy
Barling, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2012
9:13 PM

Post #9281701

This plant is common on road edges and unused fields in Arkansas / Oklahoma. Butterflies, bees, flies and other insects seek the nectar. What is it?

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GardenGuyKin

GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9281940

Take a look at Lespedeza cuneata for a possible ID
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LECU
bryan3
Brunswick, GA

September 21, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9282582

Agreed. The stuff is often called "Sericea". It isn't native but has been planted for erosion control and for "wildlilfe food" and now is spread all over the south.
C_A_Ivy
Barling, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2012
7:51 PM

Post #9282650

Thanks. You folks are a big help and right on. This part of the south has more than its share.

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