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Desmodium perplexum

Desmodium perplexum B.G. Schub.

Perplexed Ticktrefoil, Perplexing Tick Trefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Desmodium dillenii, Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii, Meibomia dillenii

USDA Symbol: DEPE80

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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