Tokyo, Japan, June 9, 2006 - (JCN) - Japanese cosmetics manufacturer POLA has discovered a unique property of Lespedeza buergeri (L.buergeri), a kind of bush clover
, in collaboration with the University of Shizuoka.
The garden, which covers about 1.5 acres on the grounds of the Teresian House Center for the Elderly adjacent to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, displays colorful patches of lupine, hosemint, bush clover
and butterfly milkweed interspersed among scrub oaks, Pennsylvania sedge and little blue stem grass.
Although only a handful of species have been removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Species, the Service has identified over a dozen more species that have reached or are nearing their recovery goals and may be delisted in the near future, such as the prairie bush clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya), populations of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), and the Magazine Mountain shagreen snail (Mesodon magazinensis).
In the Midwest, for example, the prairie bush clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya) has been helped by years of dedication toward recovery.
The sweet clovers are a separate group belonging to the genus Melilotus, and the bush clovers
are placed in the genus Lespedeza.