Carolinas and Georgia

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

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 (1968) 098-26-016:
Desmodium paniculatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Panicled 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 of 3-6 triangular to subrhombic segments

 

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



Desmodium paniculatum var. paniculatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

Panicled Tick-trefoil