OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Desmodium paniculatum var. paniculatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Desmodium glabellum and D. perplexum (Fabaceae): a morphological reevaluation (Thomas, 2020)
Desmodium glabellum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Desmodium glabellum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Desmodium glabellum

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-26-022:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Meibomia paniculata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Meibomia pubens

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil


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image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm200525_5282

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8973

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

D. glabellum's terminal leaflets tend to taper to a more defined point than D. perplexum's, per Desmodium glabellum and D. perplexum (Fabaceae): a morphological reevaluation (Thomas, 2020).

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8974

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Terminal leaflets lanceolate to broadly ovate (most on the narrow end of this range), per Weakley's Flora (2022).


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image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8975

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Leaflets broadest nearer the base than the middle, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190810_0629

August    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm180903_4522

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190903_1187

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190903_1188

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190903_1190

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Corollas mostly 6-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190905_13311332

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190905_13311332b

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Each side of ventral margin of most articles straight to slightly convex, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Desmodium glabellum, Tall Tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil

JK Marlow    jkm190905_1338

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Desmodium paniculatum var. paniculatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Desmodium glabellum and D. perplexum (Fabaceae): a morphological reevaluation (Thomas, 2020)
Desmodium glabellum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Desmodium glabellum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Desmodium glabellum

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-26-022:
Desmodium glabellum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Meibomia paniculata

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Meibomia pubens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2669

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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 (1-)2-4(5) broadly rhombic to triangular or weakly obovate segments

 

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