Desmodium canescens (L.) 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 canescens (L.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem arising from a long taproot, erect, 6–15 dm, often much-branched, spreading-hairy as well as uncinate-puberulent (as also the infl); stipules ovate, persistent, 6–12 mm; petioles nearly as long as the lateral lfls; lfls thin, ovate or lance-ovate, finely uncinate-puberulent beneath, the terminal lfl 6–12 cm; panicle of several racemes; fls 10 mm, pinkish, becoming green (white), on pedicels 6–14 mm; cal 5 mm; stipe 2–5 mm; articles 4–6, semi-rhomboidal, 7–13 mm. Fields and woods; Mass. to Wis. and Neb., s. to Fla. and Tex.

  • Common Names

    hoary tick-trefoil