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Trailing Tick-trefoil

Desmodium rotundifolium



Plant with pineately compound leaves with three, round leaflets. Stems are hairy. Flowers are pinkish purple with white inside. Blooms beginning in mid summer.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Prostrate Tick-trefoil
Plant Family:Fabaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Bloom Time:Late July to early September
Fruit Timing:Late August to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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