Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2669

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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-)2-4(5) broadly rhombic to triangular or weakly obovate segments

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-022:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Desmodium glabellum

LESS THAN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil


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image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190702_9654

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves commonly reticulate and vein-uncinulate above, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm170826_747

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaflets broadly ovate or rhombic to narrowly ovate or ovate-lanceolate, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm170826_751

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm170826_766

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm170826_768

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm120908_437

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaflets 1.5-3(4) x long as wide, per Native and Naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (Isely, 1998).

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm120908_439

September    Greenville County    SC

Inflorescence usually paniculate; pedicels (2)4-8(12)mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm120908_450

September    Greenville County    SC

Upper suture usually slightly outwardly bowed... lower strongly angled..., per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE loments of Desmodium species

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm120908_475

September    Greenville County    SC

Petals 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Beggar's Lice (Tick-trefoil) species

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm180903_4522

September    Greenville County    SC

Loment's lower suture rarely somewhat rounded (more commonly strongly angled), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.