Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

Syn: = Ar, Fl3, K1, K3, K4, RAB, SE3, Tx, WH3, Isely (1998); = Meibomia purpurea – S

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