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Connecticut Plants
Pointed-leaved Tick-trefoil
Hylodesmum glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill
  • Synonyms: Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wood
  • Family: pea (Fabaceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods, clearings
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch long
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wood
Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wood
Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wood

Pointed-leaf tick-trefoil flowers are on a long, slender stalk. The leaves are bunched together at the base of the flower stalk, almost in a whorl. Each leaf is divided into three leaflets with a long point.