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    Also known as shrub lespedeza, and bicolor lespedeza. Perennial in USDA zones 4-8.

    Habit/Size up to 10 feet tall
    Germination Scarify seed coat before direct sowing 1/4 to 3/8 in deep. A legume innoculate is recommended for best results.
    Requirements Tolerant of most soil types and pH levels. Requires full sun to partial shade. Medium water needs.
    Zones USDA zones 4-8
    Life Cycle deciduous shrub
    Harvest Young leaves flowers, and stems can be cooked (usually boiled). Leaves can be used for tea.
    Uses edible (flowers, leaves, oil, seeds)*, utility (baskets, biomass, erosion control, nitrogen fixer, oil)
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Characteristics Nitrogen fixer
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Lespedeza bicolor is pollinated by insects and is hermaphrodite (has both male and female parts).
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F)

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