Common lespedeza is a prostrate growing summer annual. Three oblong, smooth leaflets, all joining on a common petiole, have a prominent mid-vein. Stems are wiry, prostrate and freely branching.
Use of good turf management programs, including a sound fertilization program, to form dense stands of turf grass may assist in prevention of lespedza infestation.
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University