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Connecticut Plants
Showy Tick-trefoil
Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.
  • Family: pea (Fabaceae)
  • Habitat: open woods, wood edges
  • Height: 2-6 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Origin: native
Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.

Showy tick-trefoil flowers are sometimes widely spaced along the stem, but sometimes densely packed.

Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.
Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.
Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.

A leaf of showy tick-trefoil. The ruler shows inches.