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

Look for it in moist to dry forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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
Inflorescence a loose raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment with (1-)2-4 segments

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hylodesmum nudiflorum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium nudiflorum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-001:
Desmodium nudiflorum   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Naked Tick-trefoil, Naked-flowered Tick Trefoil, Woodland Tick-trefoil