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Desmodium sessilifolium (Sessileleaf ticktrefoil)
Bettinger, Edith

Desmodium sessilifolium

Desmodium sessilifolium (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray

Sessileleaf Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Meibomia sessilifolia


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


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Legume , Schizocarp

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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