Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Desmodium nuttallii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium nuttallii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-26-019:
Desmodium nuttallii   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Desmodium viridiflorum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Meibomia viridiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Nuttall's Tick-trefoil


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Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

 

full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment with 2-4 rounded segments

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Desmodium nuttallii   FAMILY Fabaceae

Nuttall's Tick-trefoil