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Desmodium sessilifolium (Sessileleaf ticktrefoil) | NPIN

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Desmodium sessilifolium (Sessileleaf ticktrefoil)
Bettinger, Edith

Desmodium sessilifolium

Desmodium sessilifolium (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray

Sessileleaf ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Meibomia sessilifolia

USDA Symbol: dese

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


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Legume , Schizocarp

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: ON

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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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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