bush-clover

bush clover

noun
any of several plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having pinnately trifoliate leaves and heads of pink, purple, cream, or white flowers.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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bush clover

noun
shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States 
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