Prairie bush-clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Also known as slender-leaved bush clover, it has a clover-like leaf comprised of three leaflets about an inch long and a quarter inch wide. Flowering plants are generally between nine and eighteen inches tall with the flowers loosely arranged on an open spike. The pale pink or cream colored flowers bloom in mid-July. The entire plant has a grayish-silver sheen. The showy pink flowers of prairie bush clover are less often seen than the silvery-green pods because of the plant's short blooming season and its ability to produce pods directly from flowers that never open.
- States/US Territories in which the Prairie bush-clover, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Illinois , Iowa , Minnesota , Wisconsin
- US Counties in which the Prairie bush-clover, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Prairie bush-clover, Wherever found is known to occur:
Iowa Wetland Management District, Litchfield Wetland Management District, Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Windom Wetland Management District
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|01/09/1987||Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region (Region 3)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|03/18/2009||74 FR 11600 11602||Notice of initiation of review; request for information on nine listed Midwestern species|
|12/06/1985||50 FR 49967 49970||Proposal to Determine Lespedeza leptostachya (Prairie Bush-clover) to be Thr. Species; 50 FR 49967-49970|
|12/17/2015||80 FR 78751||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of One Listed Animal and Five Listed Plant Species|
|01/09/1987||52 FR 781 785||Determination of Thr. Status for Lespedeza leptostachya (Prairie Bush- clover); 52 FR 781-785|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|10/06/1988||Prairie Bush-clover||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/18/2009||74 FR 11600 11602||Notice of initiation of review; request for information on nine listed Midwestern species||
|12/17/2015||80 FR 78751||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of One Listed Animal and Five Listed Plant Species||
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Prairie bush-clover.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Prairie bush-clover.
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
» Other Resources
NatureServe Explorer Species Reports -- NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports -- ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
FWS Digital Media Library -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.