Thunberg’s Lespedeza (Shrub Lespedeza; Pink Bush Clover)
A large non-woody perennial shrub often cultivated as a showy, flowering ornamental or on roadsides. Leaves are alternate, compound with 3 leaflets, spirally arranged on stem; each leaflet 2 inches long, linear to elliptical; dull medium green. Flowers showy, pink to rose purple, each flower ½ inch wide, in the typical pea-family configuration. Flowers many, in upright, long, curving racemes 3-6 inches long. Blooms August-October. Fruit black seeds formed singly in a legume pod, maturing in late fall.