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Desmodium ciliare (Hairy small-leaf ticktrefoil )
Smith, R.W.

Desmodium ciliare

Desmodium ciliare (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC.

Hairy Small-leaf Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


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

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-06
Research By: SET

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