|Scientific Name||Desmodium paniculatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||DEPA6|
|Common Name||Panicled Tickclover, Panicled Ticktrefoil, Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||25815|
|Description||Habitat: Thickets, dry wooded areas, ravines, prairies, roadsides.
Plant: Erect or sprawling perennial, slender stems 2 to 4 feet tall, branched in upper portion.
Leaves: Compound leaves with short stipules less than 1/3-inch long, three lanceolate to oblong leaflets, variable size but generally less than 2-3/4 inch long and 3/4-inch wide; very short leaflet stems (petiolules) on lateral leaflets, and longer (up to 3/4-inch) on middle leaflet.
Inflorescence: Racemes atop stems and at leaf axils; small pink pea-like flowers on short pedicels about 1/2-inch long, each blossom 1/3-inch across with vertical banner notched at top and two greenish-yellowish spots at base.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: SEINet and Missouri Plants.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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