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Desmodium paniculatum (Panicledleaf ticktrefoil)
Smith, R.W.

Desmodium paniculatum

Desmodium paniculatum (L.) DC.

Panicledleaf ticktrefoil, Panicled Tick Trefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: DEPA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Panicled Tick Trefoil is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound or occasionally simple leaves and flowers usually in clusters.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Native Habitat: clearings and borders of moist or dry woods

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU UPL FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0656 Collected Jun 6, 1992 in Medina County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Desmodium paniculatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Desmodium paniculatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Desmodium paniculatum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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