Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3709

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, other dry sandy habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: upper with 3 leaflets, lower with 1
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in panicles and racemes

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 floridanum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium floridanum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-020:
Desmodium floridanum   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Meibomia rhombifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Tick-trefoil