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Desmodium cuspidatum (Largebract ticktrefoil)
Cressler, Alan

Desmodium cuspidatum

Desmodium cuspidatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC. ex D. Don

Largebract Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Woodland,Savanna,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Description: Sand, Loam

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-11-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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