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Desmodium marilandicum

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: July, August

Bloom Color: purple, pink, blue

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: colonizing, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Desmodium marilandicum (smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil)
  • Desmodium marilandicum (smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil)
  • Desmodium marilandicum (smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil)
  • Desmodium marilandicum (smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil)

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Description

Desmodium marilandicum

Also known as:

smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil

,

Maryland tick-trefoil

Scientific Synonyms:

Desmodium metcalfei, Meibomia marilandica, Meibomia metcalfei

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: NH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae Pea family
Genus Desmodium ticktrefoil
Species Desmodium marilandicum smooth small-leaf ticktrefoil