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Desmodium paniculatum (L.) DC.
Panicledleaf ticktrefoil, Panicled Tick Trefoil
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
, WV Native Habitat:
clearings and borders of moist or dry woods
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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 either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0656
Collected Jun 6, 1992 in Medina County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2012-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff