Legumes

Scientific Name Common Name Photo Monoculture Plot Growth  Description
Amorpha canescens Lead plant Amorpha canescens

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Fabaceae. Shrub. Leaves alternate. Leaves pinnately compound with many leaflets. Leaflets silvery above in young plants and dark blue-green with age. No similar species found frequently in experiment.
Lespedeza capitata Roundhead bush clover Lespedeza capitata

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Fabaceae. Forb. Leaves alternate. Leaves are compound with three leaflets. Leaves are oval and toothless with a distinct point at the tip and two brown spiky bracts at the leaf base. The leaf and the stalk are both densely pubescent with sivery hairs. Inflorescence is a green clover-like spiky flower found at the top of the plant (turns brown in the fall). No similar species found frequently in experiment.
Lupinus perennis Lupine Lupinus perennis

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Fabaceae. Forb. Leaves palmately compound with 7-11 small leaflets. Flowers are purple in a spike 10-20cm long. No similar species found frequently in experiment.
Petalostemum villosum Silky prairie clover Petalostemum villosum

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Fabaceae. Forb. Both leaves and stem densely villous or pubescent all over. Compound leaves with 9-17 small leaflets. Flowers are purple on a terminal spike. No similar species frequently found in experiment.