bush clover

noun
  1. 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 of bush clover

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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