Desmodium canadense - Showy Tick Trefoil
Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense) is a slender-stemmed, and often bushy perennial. Its green central stem has fine white hairs, and usually has a few flowering side stems towards the upper half of a mature plant. The compound leaves consist of three leaflets 2-3 inches long that are mostly oblong in shape and have fine hooked hairs on their undersides. Numerous purple flowers form in an elongated panicle at the ends of the upper stems. The flat 2 inch seedpods have 3 to 5 segments, and are also covered with fine hooked hairs that cling to animal fur or clothing.
Soil Moisture: Moderate, Dry
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 3' - 5'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July, August
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
DESMODIUM (TICK CLOVER)
Desmodium is a genus of plants in the legume family, and consists of approximately 21 species. Several species have been known to release organic compounds both aerially and into the soil that can improve soil fertility via nitrogen fixation. Desmodium plants are also a good food source for wildlife, such as, bobwhite, quail, turkey, grouse, deer, cattle, and goats. Desmodiums are known to be hardy plants, and can be grown in a wide range of conditions and environments.
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