Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.

showy ticktrefoil

Names and Myths

Desmodium Greek desmos, a chain based on appearance of the loment

canadense of  Canada

Tick-trefoil from the tick like adherence and the three part form of the leaf. 9

Natural history / Folklore

The modified pod a loment is a chain of 1 seeded units which normally break apart at dispersal.9


Large rose purple flowers in thick clusters.

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