Carolinas and Georgia

2669

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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 (1968) 098-26-022:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Desmodium glabellum

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil


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Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment with (1-)2-4(5) broadly rhombic to triangular or weakly obovate segments

 

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Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil