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A review of the biology and ecology of Florida beggarweed (Desmodium tortuosum)

Author(s): T. M. Webster and J. Cardina

Month: Mar-Apr
Year: 2004

Journal: Weed Science
Volume: 52
Issue: 2
Pages: 185-200

Article Topic(s): Invasive species, Pathology, Taxonomy
Research Setting(s): Agricultural

Species Referenced: Desmodium tortuosum (Dixie ticktrefoil),


Reviews the importance of Desmodium tortuosum as a significant weed species in the southern United States. Summarizes its taxonomy, ecology, species interactions, and management in agricultural systems.

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T. M. Webster and J. Cardina. "A review of the biology and ecology of Florida beggarweed (Desmodium tortuosum)." Weed Science 52.2 (2004): 185-200.

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