Desmodium ciliare (Muhl.) 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 ciliare (Muhl.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem(s) slender, erect, with few to many long, spreading hairs, 4–10 dm, with a large terminal panicle; stipules narrow, 2–4 mm, caducous; petioles spreading-hairy, 2–10 mm; lfls ovate-oblong to oval, very blunt, 1.5–2.5 cm, pilose on both sides, varying to subglabrous; fls 4–5 mm, on pedicels 4–9 mm; cat 2 mm; stipe 1–2 mm; articles 1–3, obliquely obovate, 3.5–5 × 3–4 mm, the lower margin gradually curved. Dry, often sandy soil; Mass. to Ind., Mo., and se. Kans., s. to Fla., Cuba, and Tex. July, Aug. (D. obtusum, probably misapplied)

  • Common Names

    little-leaf tick-trefoil