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Desmodium paniculatum (L.) DC.
Panicledleaf ticktrefoil, Panicled Tick Trefoil
USDA Symbol: depa6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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
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Record Modified: 2012-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff