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Desmodium tweedyi (Tweedy's ticktrefoil)
Lynn, Janice

Desmodium tweedyi

Desmodium tweedyi Britton

Tweedy's Ticktrefoil

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Meibomia tweedyi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Trifoliate
Inflorescence: Panicle , Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul




Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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