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

Desmodium paniculatum

Panicledleaf ticktrefoil, Panicled Tick Trefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

USDA Symbol: depa6

USDA Native Status:

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


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


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds

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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

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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


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

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