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Desmodium marilandicum

Smooth Small-leaved Tick-trefoil



Herb with purplish leaves. Flowers and fruits at the same time, through the summer. Grows in all soil types.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Fabaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Habitat:Pine Oak Hickory Woodlands
Bloom Time:Early August to early September
Fruit Timing:Early September to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture:Dry
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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