Illinois tick-trefoil

(Desmodium illinoense)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Illinois tick-trefoil

NatureServe

N5? - Secure

S4S5 - Apparently Secure to Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Dry to moderate moisture. Prairies, roadsides, open areas.

Flowering

July to August

Flower Color

Pink to pale purple, or white

Height

36 to 48

     

Identification

The fruit/seed pod is divided into 2 to 5 rounded segments.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Fabaceae (pea)

 

Subfamily:

Faboideae (Papilionoideae)

 

Tribe:

Desmodieae

 

Subtribe:

Desmodiinae

 
Synonyms

Meibomia illinoensis

 
Common
Names

Illinois tickclover

Illinois ticktrefoil

Illinois tick-clover

Illinois tick-trefoil

prairie tick-trefoil


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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