Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Desmodium canadense (L.) DC. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

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Richard Bauer

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Margery Melgaard

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Fabaceae
Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.
Canadian tick-trefoil, showy tick-trefoil
Desmodium: Greek meaning "long branch or chain," probably from the shape and the way the seedpods attach
canadense: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb, branching toward the top
Flower: purple to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, stalked; inflorescence a branched, dense cluster (panicle) of several, spike-like clusters (racemes) with obvious small, leaf-like bracts beneath; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:flat pod, slightly curving, divided into triangular segments that are covered with clinging, hooked hairs, fruit drawing
Leaf:3-parted, on stalks up to 3/4" long and up to half as long as the end leaflet
Habitat: moist to wet; thickets, streambanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Hedysarum canadense L.
Meibomia canadensis (L.) Kuntze

         
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