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Desmodium rotundifolium (Prostrate ticktrefoil)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Desmodium rotundifolium

Desmodium rotundifolium DC.

Prostrate Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Desmodium michauxii, Meibomia michauxii, Meibomia rotundifolia

USDA Symbol: DERO3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Woodland,Savanna

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-11-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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