Sunday, September 20, 2015

Mystery Plant

Today while walking the dog my mom and I passed by the Bloomfield Township Public Library, and noticed a beautiful, sprawling shrub covered over and over in elegantly drooping clusters of purple pea flowers.

The shrub as a whole

A branch full of flower clusters

A close-up of the flowers

Does anybody happen to know what plant this is?


  1. Wow, that's big. Looks like Lespedeza thunbergii.

  2. My first guess is Lespedeza thunbergii -- it's that time of year.

  3. Looks like Lespedeza thunbergii. A gorgeous, tough, easy-to-grow plant that is mysteriously rare in gardens.

  4. some form of Lespedeza, probably L thunbergii. huge sprawling thing but who can resist all that color this time of year? there's fancy versions out there too:

  5. Thank you everyone! Everybody seems to be in agreement, so I guess it is safe to say that it is Lespedeza thunbergii.


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