Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Lespedeza cuneata
(Chinese Bush Clover) [Fabaceae]
(observations are from Lindroth & Batzli, Schwartz, Martin et al., and Schneider et al.)

Junco hyemalis (Dark-eyed Junco) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA] MZN1951; Phasianidae: Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken) [seeds, seedpods, & leaves are eaten for 11 months of the year] Swz1945


Cervus canadensis (Elk) [foliage provides 16.3% of the diet] SMA2006; Cricetidae: Microtus pennsylvanicus (Meadow Vole) [shoots of this plant comprise 22.1% of the diet, this plant has average preference as a food source] LB1984