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Lespedeza pilosa / Nekohagi ネコハギ

Bloom time: July-September

Fabaceae /


Species in the genus Lespedeza:

Lespedeza bicolor / Yamahagi
Lespedeza bicolor f. niveoflora / Shirobanayamahagi
Lespedeza cuneata / Medohagi
Lespedeza cuneata var. serpens / Haimedohagi
Lespedeza pilosa / Nekohagi
Lespedeza tomentosa / Inuhagi
Lespedeza virgata / Makiehagi



Lespedeza pilosa / Nekohagi ネコハギ


Lespedeza pilosa is a perennial that grows in sunny grasslands or the like. Stems branch at parts close to the bases and crawl on the ground. Leaves comprise three leaflets, each measuring 1-2cm long and 0.8-1.5cm wide, in the shape of a broad oblong to broad oval. White and 7-8mm long flowers set themselves 3-5 at an axil. Legumes are 3-4mm long, in an oblanceolate shape. Axils on the upper parts bear cleistogamous flowers, and the fruit is somewhat smaller. Bloom time: July-September.





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