Posts Tagged ‘Lespedeza thunbergii’

Identification time!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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.