Identification time!

It’s not really a big secret that I am not a plant geek.  In fact, up until a few years ago, I never had much use for flowers.  There.  I said it.  However, I’ve been coming around, and it would be nice to at least know what’s growing in my own yard. Posting pictures here on the blog and asking for help has yielded very successful results for me in the past (you garden blog readers are such a resourceful bunch!), so I’ve decided to do it again.

A few days ago, I was walking to my car when I noticed one of the bushes had several clusters of lovely little pink flowers. They looked like this:

Cute, eh?

Here’s what the whole bush looks like:

If you know this plant, please tell me what it is in the comments! My guess is it’s probably some really common shrub that I should feel embarrassed for not recognizing.


Many thanks to sharp-eyed Facebook fan Chris and our good friend Cindy for identifying this plant as Lespedeza thunbergii, also known as pink bush clover.

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2 Responses to “Identification time!”

  1. Cindy, MCOK says:

    Anneliese, if that were growing here in Texas, I’d say it’s a variety of Lespedeza. Madison is about as different as it gets from my corner of Katy, though, and I don’t know if y’all can even grow that there.

  2. Anneliese says:

    Hi Cindy!
    Yep, I did an image search, and it appears that it’s Lespedeza thunbergii. Dave’s Garden has it listed as hardy from zones 4a to 9b!