Desmodium canadense

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Desmodium canadense
Desmodium canadense NRCS-1.jpg

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D. canadense
Binomial name
Desmodium canadense
Synonyms

Hedysarum canadense
Meibomia canadensis

Desmodium canadense is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is native to eastern North America. Its common names include showy tick-trefoil, Canadian tick-trefoil,[1] and Canada tickclover.[2]

The plant grows in woods, prairies, and disturbed habitat, such as roadsides. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is a larval host plant for butterflies such as the eastern tailed-blue, silver-spotted skipper, and hoary edge.[3]

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  1. ^ "Desmodium canadense". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Desmodium canadense. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. ^ Desmodium canadense. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. University of Texas, Austin.

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