Common Names in English:
Narrow-Leaf Tick-Trefoil, Panicled Tick-Clover, Panicled Tickclover, Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil
Herbs, undershrubs or shrubs
. Leaf 1-5-foliolate, leaflets
1 in lateral
and 2 in terminal
leaflet; stipules free
. Inflorescence terminal or axillary
or panicle or subumbellate. Bract striate and pubescent
. Calyx 2-lipped, the upper lobe
bifid, the lower 3 toothed
or the calyx equally 5-lobed. Corolla exceeding the calyx. Stamens monadelphous
, 9+1, anthers
. Ovary sessile or stipitate
, ovules 2 to many. Fruit sessile or stipitate, transversely jointed
, articles variously shaped, glabrous
to densely pubescent, hairs
straight or hooked
A genus with about 300-350 species distributed in tropical and temperate areas of the world except Europe, New Zealand.
Flowers: Bloom Period: Late Summer • Flower Color: Purple • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
Seeds: Seed per Pound: 200000 • Seed Spread Rate: Rapid • Seedling Vigor: High • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes • Cold Stratification Required: No
Foliage: Foliage Color: Green • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous • Foliage Texture: Medium • Fall Conspicuous: Yes • Leaf Retention: No
Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer • Growth Rate: Moderate • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Slow • Mature Height (feet): 3.0 • Vegetative Spread Rate: None • Lifespan: Lifespan
Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 1,092 meters (0 to 3,583 feet).
Duration: Perennial • Coppice Potential: No • Progagated by Bulbs: No • Propagated by Bare Root: No • Propagated by Container: No • Propagated by Corms: No • Propagated by Cuttings: No • Propagated by Seed: Yes • Propagated by Sod: No • Propagated by Sprigs: No • Propagated by Tubers: No • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Fall • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
Soil: Adapted to Medium Textured: Adapted to Medium Textured Soils • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No • Anaerobic Tolerance: None • Salinity Tolerance: None • CaCO3 Tolerance: None • Minimum pH: 6.0 • Maximum pH: 7.0 • Fertility Requirement: Low
Sunlight: Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
Moisture: Drought Tolerance: Medium • Minimum Precipitation: 45 • Maximum Precipitation: 90 • Moisture Use: Low
Temperature: Minimum Temperature (F): -13 • Minimum Frost Free Days: 180
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- Haeckel, 1866
- Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Vascular Plants
- Brongniart, 1843
- Takhtajan, 1967
- Superorder: Rosanae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Subclass: Rosidae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Class: Spermatopsida () - Brongniart, 1843
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina ()
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae () - Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Kingdom: Plantae () - Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
Desmodium dichromum Shinners • Desmodium paniculatum< /i> (L.) Dc. • Hedysarum paniculatum L. • Meibomia chapmanii (Britton)small • Meibomia paniculata (L.) Kuntze • Pleurolobus paniculatus (L.) Macmill.
Members of the genus Desmodium
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 83 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:
D. adscendens (Matite) · D. affine (Amor Seco) · D. angustifolium (Grass-Leaf Tick Trefoil) · D. arizonicum (Arizona Tick Trefoil) · D. axillare (Zarzabacoa De Monte) · D. axillare var. acutifolium (Zarzabacoa De Monte) · D. axillare var. axillare (Zarzabacoa De Monte) · D. axillare var. stoloniferum (Zarzabacoa De Monte) · D. barbatum (Zarzabacoa Peluda) · D. batocaulon (San Pedro Tick Trefoil) · D. cajanifolium (Tropical Tick Trefoil) · D. canadense (Beggar's Lice) · D. canescens (Hoary Tick-Trefoil) · D. ciliare (Hairy Small-Leaf Tick Trefoil) · D. cinerascens (Spiked Tick Trefoil) · D. cubense (Cuban Tick Trefoil) · D. cuspidatum (Large-Bract Tick Trefoil) · D. cuspidatum var. cuspidatum (Largebract Ticktrefoil) · D. cuspidatum var. longifolium (Largebract Ticktrefoil) · D. discolor (Horse Marmalade) · D. discolor var. discolor (Horse Marmalade) · D. discolor var. villosum (Horse Marmalade) · D. fernaldii (Fernald's Tick-Trefoil) · D. floridanum (Florida Tick Trefoil) · D. glabellum (Dillen Tick-Trefoil) · D. glabrum (Tick Trefoil) · D. glutinosum (Large Tick-Trefoil) · D. grahamii (Graham's Tick Trefoil) · D. gunnii (Southern Tick Trefoil) · D. heterocarpon (Asian Tick Trefoil) · D. heterocarpon birmanicum (Ea Ea) · D. heterocarpon heterocarpon (Asian Ticktrefoil) · D. heterocarpon var. heterocarpon (Carpon Desmodium) · D. heterocarpon var. strigosum (Asian Ticktrefoil) · D. heterophyllum (Senivakacegu) · D. humifusum (Eastern Trailing Tickt Trefoil) · D. illinoense (Iilinois Tickclover) · D. incanum (Cepa De Caballo) · D. incanum var. angustifolium (Kaimi-Clover) · D. incanum var. incanum (Zarzabacoa Comun) · D. intortum (Amor Seco) · D. laevigatum (Smooth Tick Trefoil) · D. lindheimeri (Lindheimer's Tick-Trefoil) · D. lineatum (Sand Tick Trefoil) · D. marilandicum (Maryland Tick-Trefoil) · D. metcalfei (Metcalfe's Tick Trefoil) · D. neomexicanum (New Mexico Tick Trefoil) · D. nudiflorum (Bare-Stemmed Tick-Treefoil) · D. nuttallii (Nuttall Tick-Trefoil) · D. ochroleucum (Cream Tick Trefoil) · D. oojeinense (Sandan) · D. paniculatum (Narrow-Leaf Tick-Trefoil) · D. paniculatum var. dillenii (Panicled Tick-Clover) · D. paniculatum var. epetiolatum (Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil) · D. paniculatum var. paniculatum (Panicled Tick-Clover) · D. pauciflorum (Few-Flower Tick Trefoil) · D. perplexum (Beggar Lice) · D. procumbens (Western Trailing Tick Trefoil) · D. procumbens var. exiguum (Western Trailing Tick Trefoil) · D. procumbens var. procumbens (Western Trailing Ticktrefoil) · D. psilocarpum (Santa Cruz Island Tick Trefoil) · D. psilophyllum (Simple-Leaf Tick Trefoil) · D. ramosissimum (Petit Treff) · D. retinens (Santa Rita Mountain Tick Trefoil) · D. rigidum (Stiff Tick Trefoil) · D. rosei (Rose Tickclover) · D. rotundifolium (Prostrate Tick Trefoil) · D. sandwicense (Chili Clover) · D. scopulorum (Sonoran Tick Trefoil) · D. scorpiurus (Scorpion Tick Trefoil) · D. sericophyllum (Tick Trefoil) · D. sessilifolium (Sessile Tickclover) · D. striatum (Common Lespedeza) · D. strictum (Pine-Barren Tick Trefoil) · D. styracifolium (Coin-Leaf Desmodium) · D. tenuifolium (Slim-Leaf Tick Trefoil) · D. tortuosum (Amor Seco) · D. triflorum (Acaba Pangola) · D. trifolium (Tick Clover) · D. tweedyi (Tweedy's Tick-Trefoil) · D. uncinatum (Amor-De-Velha-Da-Folha-Grauda) · D. viridiflorum (Velvet-Leaf Tick Trefoil) · D. wydlerianum (Wydler's Ticktrefoil)
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- National Institute of Genetics, ROIS, Herbarium Specimens of Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo Pref., Japan
- USDA PLANTS, USDA PLANTS Database
- University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics, Herbarium
- Utah State University, USU-UTC Specimen Database
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 2650606
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: ILD-11344
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 13638682
- Globally Unique Identifier: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:491980-1
- GRIN Nomen Number: 413982
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN): 25815
- Natural Heritage Network Species Identifier: PDFAB1D110
- U.S.D.A. Plant Symbol: DEPA6
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 33548
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- Mean = 217.890 meters (714.862 feet), Standard Deviation = 177.960 based on 1,108 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]