Tag: Sericea Lespedeza

Common Buckeye Butterfly

Common Buckeye Butterfly [Junonia coenia] on Sericea Lespedeza, found off Mills Gap Road in Fletcher, North Carolina on 28 August 2013. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Junonia coenia

Sericea Lespedeza

This photo of Sericea Lespedeza [Lespedeza cuneata] was taken at Fletcher Park.  It’s from the Pea or Bean (Fabaceae) family and was introduced to North America from Asia and Australia in the 1800s, according to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, and is considered to be an invasive species.  It’s stems and leaves yield a high level …

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