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Desmodium fernaldii

Desmodium fernaldii B.G. Schub.

Fernald's Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Desmodium rhombifolium, Meibomia rhombifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-07-02
Research By: SET

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