Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3690

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
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 sessilifolium   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium sessilifolium   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-010:
Desmodium sessilifolium   FAMILY Fabaceae

Meibomia sessilifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil