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Desmodium tortuosum (Swartz) A.P. de Candolle. Phen: Jul-Aug; Aug-Oct. Hab: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas. Dist: E. NC south to s. FL, west to AR and TX; Mexico, Central America, n. South America, West Indies; perhaps only introduced in the more eastern parts of the southeastern United States.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl3, FNA11.1, K1, K3, K4, Mex, RAB, SE3, Tx, WH3, Isely (1998); = Meibomia purpurea (Mill.) Vail – S, S13; = Meibomia tortuosa (Sw.) Kuntze

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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