Carolinas and Georgia

3919

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

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 (1968) 098-26-008:
Desmodium lineatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Meibomia arenicola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Meibomia polymorpha

 

COMMON NAME:
Matted Tick-trefoil


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Look for it in sandhills and other dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

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

 

partial shade ...Dry

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 usually in terminal panicles and axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment usually with 2-3 segments

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Desmodium lineatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

Matted Tick-trefoil