Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil Desmodium paniculatum (Linnaeus) De Candolle var. paniculatum    Synonyms: Meibomia chapmanii, Meibomia paniculata, Meibomia pubens, Panicled Tick Trefoil, Panicled Tick-trefoil.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Desmodium   

Description:

This is a challenging genus. Identified by leaf shape, precise flower shape, smooth stem, and the length of the leaf stalk. Sessile-leafed is very similar, but is ruled out by the length of the leaf stalk (greater than 1/2").

There are 170 records in the project database.

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Panicledleaf Tick-treefoil in woods along the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/31/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Flowering Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Howard Co., Maryland (8/30/2014). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/29/2013). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/4/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/20/2017). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/8/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/21/2021). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/26/2020). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Washington Co., Maryland (5/20/2017). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/26/2020). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

The seed pod of Panicledleaf Tick-trefoil in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)


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