The roundhead lespedeza (Lespedeza capitata) belongs to Fabaceae (the Pea family). It is a deciduous shrub that is native to eastern North America, from Maine to Florida, west to Kansas and Texas. This shrub grows in dry fields, sandy open woods, and it can reach 1-1.5 m in height. The taproot may grow over 2 m deep into the soil. The leaves are each made up of several leaflets, and arranged in alternately. The flowers are papilionacenous, white with purple spots, and bloom in somewhat rounded clusters atop each stem from August to October.