Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2670

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, esp nutrient-rich, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Whorl-like cluster

FLOWER:
Summer
Rose-purplish (rarely white)
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 monadelphous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment with 1-4 segments

 

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

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 (1968) 098-26-002:
Desmodium glutinosum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Meibomia acuminata

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Tick-trefoil, Clusterleaf Tick-trefoil, Pointed-leaved Tick-Trefoil


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_megr6_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140627_482b

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_281b

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Petals are rarely white, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_285

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_286b

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Pedicels 3.5-5.5mm. Corolla 5-7mm, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_288

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_293

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

inflorescence 3-8dm long, elongate, conspicuous, much exceeding the leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_296

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm170624_297

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Fruits 7.5-9mm, generally concave above, assymmetrically rounded below, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).


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image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_302

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_305

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_305b

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Calyx about 2mm, lobes shorter than the tube, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm170624_314

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Fruits incised to ventral suture from below, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).

image of Hylodesmum glutinosum

JK Marlow    jkm160827_685

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm160919_012

September    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Leaves subverticillate, clustered; leaflets conspicuously & strongly acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.


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