OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 23 taxa.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Naked Tick-trefoil, Naked-flowered Tick Trefoil, Woodland Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hylodesmum nudiflorum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium nudiflorum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium nudiflorum 098-26-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Tick-trefoil, Clusterleaf Tick-trefoil, Pointedleaf Tick-Trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hylodesmum glutinosum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium glutinosum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium glutinosum 098-26-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests, especially nutrient-rich

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fewflower Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hylodesmum pauciflorum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium pauciflorum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium pauciflorum 098-26-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Mountains & GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Tick-trefoil, Dollarleaf, Prostrate Tick-trefoil, Sessileleaf Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium rotundifolium   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium rotundifolium   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium rotundifolium 098-26-004   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Dry forests and woodlands

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: White Tick-trefoil, Creamflower Tick-trefoil, Cream Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium ochroleucum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium ochroleucum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium ochroleucum 098-26-005   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands and barrens, especially over calcareous substrates

Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hoary Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium canescens   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium canescens   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium canescens 098-26-006   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Long-bracted Tick-trefoil, Toothed Tick-trefoil, Largebract Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium cuspidatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Desmodium cuspidatum var. cuspidatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium cuspidatum 098-26-007   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodlands, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Matted Tick-trefoil, Sand Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium lineatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium lineatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium lineatum 098-26-008   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills and other dry forests and woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Carolina Piedmont) (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Tick-trefoil, dixie tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium tortuosum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium tortuosum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium tortuosum 098-26-009   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain) (rare in Piedmont)

Native? Non-native? perhaps only introduced in the southeastern US

 


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Common Name: Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium sessilifolium   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium sessilifolium   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium sessilifolium 098-26-010   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands

Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slimleaf Tick-trefoil, Savanna Slender Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium tenuifolium   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium tenuifolium   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium tenuifolium 098-26-011   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pinebarren Tick-trefoil, Pineland Tick-trefoil, Upland Slender Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium strictum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium strictum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium strictum 098-26-012   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Small-leaf Tick-trefoil, Littleleaf Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium ciliare   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Desmodium ciliare var. ciliare   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium ciliare 098-26-013   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Small-leaf Tick-trefoil, Maryland Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium marilandicum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium marilandicum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium marilandicum 098-26-014   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Stiff Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium obtusum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium obtusum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium obtusum 098-26-015   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills and dry pine flatwoods, other dry pine woodlands, fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Panicled Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium paniculatum var. paniculatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium paniculatum var. paniculatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium paniculatum 098-26-016   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium laevigatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium laevigatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium laevigatum 098-26-017   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Dry oak and pine forests, fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvety Tick-trefoil, Velvety Tick-clover

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium viridiflorum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium viridiflorum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium viridiflorum 098-26-018   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nuttall's Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium nuttallii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium nuttallii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium nuttallii 098-26-019   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (uncommon elsewhere in NC-SC) (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Florida Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium floridanum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium floridanum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium floridanum 098-26-020   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy habitats

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Fernald's Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium fernaldii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium fernaldii   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium fernaldii 098-26-021   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills and dry flatwoods, other dry sandy habitats, woodland borders

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium glabellum 098-26-022   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Perplexing Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Desmodium perplexum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmodium perplexum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium perplexum 098-26-023   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, hammocks, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains & Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & possibly Georgia

 


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"Within the same group [of Oaks] ... leaves alone must not be used for final identification, as, even on the same tree, the leaves may vary more among themselves than between those of other species.... Therefore, leaves are of great assistance if (1) an average leaf is looked for, and (2) final identification is based on other details taken in conjunction with the leaves." — George W.D. Symonds, The Tree Identification Book