Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Desmodium glabellum (Michaux) A.P. de Candolle. Tall Tick-trefoil. Phen: Jun-Sep; Aug-Oct. Hab: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas. Dist: ME west to WI and NE, south to n. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, F, Fl3, Il, K1, K3, Mi, Mo3, NE, Pa, RAB, SE3, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, WV, Isely (1998), Thomas (2020); < Desmodium glabellum – C; < Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii – W; < Desmodium paniculatum var. paniculatum – K4; ? Meibomia paniculata – S; ? Meibomia pubens – S

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
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