Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 612-725-3548
Fax: 612-725-3609
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)




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Prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)



Prairie Bush Clover in flower.

Photo by USFWS; Phil Delphey

Prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya) is a federally threatened prairie plant found only in the tallgrass prairie region of four midwestern states. It is a member of the bean family and a midwestern "endemic" – known only from the tallgrass prairie region of the upper Mississippi River Valley.


Fact Sheet: Prairie Bush Clover


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USFWS Prairie Bush Clover photo


Minnesota Wildflowers - Prairie Bush Clover photos




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Last updated: August 6, 2015