Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Desmodium illinoense A.Gray image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Fabaceae
Desmodium illinoense A.Gray
Illinois tick-trefoil, prairie tick-trefoil
Desmodium: Greek meaning "long branch or chain," probably from the shape and the way the seedpods attach
illinoense: from Illinois
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 3' tall forb
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1/3" long, stalks about 1/2" long; inflorescence a sparsely-flowered, long cluster (raceme) either with none or only a few branches; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:flat, mostly straight pod covered with clinging, hooked hairs and divided into 2-5 rounded segments fruit drawing
Leaf:3-parted, lance-like, both sides rough with hooked hairs; leaf stalk much longer than the stalk of the end leaflet
Habitat: sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, roadsides; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Meibomia illinoensis (A.Gray) Kuntze

         
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