Monday, June 5, 2006

Hop Clover

Throughout our married lives, Cliff and I have called this plant lespedeza, a legume that more or less grows wild in native pastures hereabouts.  Because there is a variety of lespedeza that is considered a pest (sericea lespedeza) I did some googling to make sure that wasn't what we have here.  In all that surfing, I learned that all the lespedezas have purple flowers.  So, what on earth is this stuff growing like crazy out on the point?

I asked a question on my favorite message board, Country Living, and quickly got my answer.  It's hop clover.  It grows in dry, infertile places.  But at least it's good for cows and horses.


firestormkids04 said...

Legume or not, it's kind of pretty.  Blessings, Penny

grahamfarmga said...

I have seen it here but did not know what it was either

am4039 said...

now yo know what it is. Have a great day.

csandhollow said...

We get it too after the summer has set in good.