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Desmodium glabellum
Desmodium perplexum BB-1913.png
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Desmodium
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D. glabellum
Binomial name
Desmodium glabellum
(Michaux) A.P. de Candolle

Desmodium glabellum (Dillenius' ticktrefoil or tall tick-trefoil) is a perennial herb and wildflower in the pea family native to eastern and central North America. It grows in fields, woodland borders, and disturbed areas.

Description

D. glabellum grows to 5 feet tall with alternate palmately trifoliate leaves. Light pink to purplish flowers appear June through September. Seeds in sticky pods arranged in a row of 2-5 segments appear August–October. This species is very similar to Desmodium perplexum from which it was recently split.

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