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
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