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Desmodium glutinosum (Pointedleaf ticktrefoil)
Smith, R.W.

Desmodium glutinosum

Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Alph. Wood

Pointedleaf Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Desmodium acuminatum, Meibomia acuminata, Meibomia grandiflora

USDA Symbol: DEGL5

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Benefit

Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Eastern Tailed Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

Bibliography

Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-07-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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