Desmodium fernaldii B.G. Schubert. Fernald's Tick-trefoil. Phen: Jun-Sep; Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills and dry flatwoods, other dry sandy habitats, woodland borders. Dist: Se. VA south to s. SC (and maybe e. GA and n. FL); Isely (1998) states that reports from the Gulf Coast are based on "glabrate forms of D. glabellum", and also suggests that D. fernaldii is only weakly differentiated from D. glabellum.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = C, F, Fl3, G, Il, K1, K3, RAB, SE3, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Isely (1998); = Desmodium paniculatum var. fernaldii – K4, Ohashi (2013); < Meibomia rhombifolia – S