Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Desmodium canescens (L.) DC. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger

John D. Draeger
Family Fabaceae
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
hoary tick-trefoil
Desmodium: Greek meaning "long branch or chain," probably from the shape and the way the seedpods attach
canescens: Latin for "generally hoary or whitish" from appearance of plant due to tiny white hairs
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall, very hairy forb often with many branches; long taproot
Flower: pink to greenish, 5-parted, 1/3" long, stalked; inflorescence a 3"-6" long, branched cluster (panicle) of several spike-like clusters (raceme)
Fruit:flat, mostly straight pod divided into segments and covered with hooked hairs fruit drawing
Leaf:3-parted, leaf stalk much longer than the end leaflet
Habitat: fields, woods
(Glossary)

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