Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

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 with 1-3 rounded segments

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Desmodium marilandicum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium marilandicum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-014:
Desmodium marilandicum   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Maryland Tick-trefoil


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image of Desmodium marilandicum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mema9_001_lvd

        

image of Desmodium marilandicum

JK Marlow    s081012_d

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

A smooth plant with long petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Desmodium marilandicum

JK Marlow    s081012_d2

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Loment - upper slightly convex to almost straight, broadly rounded below, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Desmodium marilandicum

JK Marlow    s081012_d3

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Pedicels 0.5-1.9cm. Loment densely uncinulate-puberulent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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