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Desmodium nuttallii (Nuttall's ticktrefoil)
Cliffe, Harry

Desmodium nuttallii

Desmodium nuttallii (Schindl.) B.G. Schub.

Nuttall's Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Meibomia nuttallii

USDA Symbol: DENU5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Trifoliate
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , MO , MS , NC , NY , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-07-14
Research By: DEW

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