Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2669

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
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

 

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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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dillen's Tick-trefoil


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JK Marlow    jkm170826_747

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170826_751

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170826_766

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170826_768

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_437

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_439

September    Greenville County    SC

Inflorescence usually paniculate; pedicels (2)4-8(12)mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_450

September    Greenville County    SC

Upper suture usually slightly outwardly bowed... lower strongly angled..., per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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JK Marlow    jkm120908_475

September    Greenville County    SC

Petals 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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JK Marlow    s021020_a

October    Greenville County    SC

Terminal leaflet usually 4/5 - 2/3 as wide as long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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