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Through the Woodland and on the Systematic Beds, hoops of orange and yellow crown imperial bells sporting a tuft of bright green leaves are standing in joyful crowds.
Through the Woodland and on the Systematic Beds, hoops of orange and yellow crown imperial bells sporting a tuft of bright green leaves are standing in joyful crowds.
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Lespedeza thunbergii

The arching sprays of this medium-sized shrub in the Fabaceae are covered with magenta flowers typical of the family. Symmetrical along the vertical axis (zygomorphic, as humans are), the upper petal, called the banner, is conspicuously large and envelops the rest of the petals in bud. The two adjacent petals, the wings, surround the two bottom petals that are fused into a narrow keel.

The hairs lining the pointed leaflets, held in threes, create a silver edge.

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