Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Desmodium cuspidatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC. ex Loudon var. cuspidatum image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Fabaceae
Desmodium cuspidatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC. ex Loudon var. cuspidatum
bracted tick-trefoil, large-bracted tick-trefoil
Desmodium: Greek meaning "long branch or chain," probably from the shape and the way the seedpods attach
cuspidatum: from Latin meaning "with a cusp," a sharp and rigid point
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial forb

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All Desmodium list Google- Images or Text
Desmodium bracteosum (Michx.) DC.
Desmodium bracteosum (Michx.) DC. var. bracteosum
Desmodium grandiflorum DC.
Hedysarum cuspidata Muhl. ex Willd.
Hedysarum grandiflorum Walter, non Pall.
Meibomia bracteosa (Michx.) Kuntze
Meibomia cuspidata (Muhl. ex Willd.) Schindl.
Meibomia grandiflora (DC.) Kuntze

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