Desmodium pauciflorum (Nutt.) DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Desmodium pauciflorum (Nutt.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem solitary, decumbent to erect, 2–7 dm, often branched; lvs scattered, the lowest near the base of the stem; stipules narrow, caducous; lateral lfls ovate or oblong-ovate; terminal lfl rhombic-ovate, 3–8 cm, mostly longer than wide, acute; panicle 1–2 dm; fls rather few, white, 4–6 mm, on pedicels 6–12 mm; cal-lobes short; stamens monadelphous; stipe 4–11 mm, finely uncinate, seldom glabrous; articles 1–3, triangular, 9–12 × 5.5–8 mm, glabrous on the upper margin. Rich woods; N.Y. to O. and Io., s. to Fla. and Tex. July, Aug.

  • Common Names

    few-flowered tick-trefoil