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Showy Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium canadense) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Showy Tick-Trefoil
Desmodium canadense

Flowers of Showy Tick-Trefoil
Flowers of Showy Tick-Trefoil

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
2 - 6 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
2 - 7 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Pink
 
Bloom Season
July - August
 

Features

Small, pink, pea-type flowers followed by small, jointed pea pods. Leaves are clover-like.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils. Showy Tick-Trefoil will tolerate some dryness.

Notes

Found in open woods.