I might have missed the Lespedeza had I not gone across the meadow to look at this clump of Eupatorium. Then I was so excited to find Lespedeza I forgot to make more pics of the Eupatorium.
This is the only clump I saw in several acres of meadow.
Lespedeza, a legume.
The seeds are eaten by game birds, particularly Bobwhite Quail.
On the way out the gate, I saw Evening Primrose in the ditches on each side of the dirt road. I've seen these yellow flowers before but never paid much attention to them. Evening Primrose to me is the low growing pink flowers seen in the median of the four lane highways between here and T'ville, planted by the DOT.
A closer look showed a tall plant, lying on the
ground. It was probably 5' tall.
Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose
The heart shaped leaves belong to morning glory, sharing
There is another little primrose, Sundrops, that grows throughout the meadow.
You can read about various cultivars of the Oenothera tribe Here.