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Desmodium laevigatum

Desmodium laevigatum (Nutt.) DC.

Smooth Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Meibomia laevigata

USDA Symbol: DELA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-04-04
Research By: CBR

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