Common Lespedeza (Annual Lespedeza, Japanese Clover)
Scientific Name - lespedeza striata (Thunb.) H. & A
Family - Leguminosae
Wiry, prostrate, freely-branched summer annual. Leaves with three obovate to oblong, smooth leaflets. Leaflets with prominent midvein and parallel veins that are nearly perpendicular to the midvein. Single flowers, pink to purple, in leaf axils. Reproduces by seed. Common in the southern United States, north to Pennsylvania, west to Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.