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Desmodium pauciflorum

Desmodium pauciflorum (Nutt.) DC.

Fewflower Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Meibomia pauciflora

USDA Symbol: DEPA7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to erect, up to about 30 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


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

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-11
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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