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Connecticut Plants
Naked-flowered Tick-trefoil
Hylodesmum nudiflorum (L.) H. Ohashi & R.R. Mill

The name naked-flowered tick-trefoil comes from the fact that the flower stalk has no leaves. It emerges from the ground near the stem that bears the leaves. Compare this with pointed-leaf tick-trefoil, which has just one stem emerging from the ground, and this stem bears both leaves and flowers.

  • Synonyms: Desmodium nudiflorum (L.) DC.
  • Family: pea (Fabaceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods
  • Height: 18-36 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch long
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Desmodium nudiflorum (L.) DC.
Desmodium nudiflorum (L.) DC.