Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 22 taxa.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Naked Tick-trefoil, Naked-flowered Tick Trefoil, Woodland Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in moist forests, esp 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in moist forest

Uncommon (rare in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hoary Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA 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: (11/30/12) Desmodium cuspidatum var. cuspidatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH 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

 

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Matted Tick-trefoil, Sand Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills and other dry forests and woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Tick-trefoil, dixie tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in 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

 


drawing of Desmodium sessilifolium, Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil need picture of leaf or frond of Desmodium sessilifolium, Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil need picture of flower of Desmodium sessilifolium, Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Desmodium sessilifolium, Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil need picture of fruit of Desmodium sessilifolium, Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil
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Common Name: Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) 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

 

Look for it in dry woodlands

Rare

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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in bogs, pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods

Common (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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry woodlands

Common (rare in Piedmont, uncommon in GA)

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: (11/30/12) Desmodium ciliare   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Desmodium ciliare +   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmodium ciliare 098-26-013   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Stiff Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in dry oak and pine forests, fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvety Tick-trefoil, Velvety Tick-clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Desmodium floridanum, Florida Tick-trefoil need picture of leaf or frond of Desmodium floridanum, Florida Tick-trefoil need picture of flower of Desmodium floridanum, Florida Tick-trefoil need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Desmodium floridanum, Florida Tick-trefoil need picture of fruit of Desmodium floridanum, Florida Tick-trefoil
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Common Name: Florida Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry sandy habitats

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Fernald's Tick-trefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry flatwoods, 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (6/30/18) 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

 

Look for it in 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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