Pine Barren Tick-trefoil Desmodium strictum (Pursh) De CandolleEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)    Synonyms: Meibomia stricta, Pineland Tick-trefoil.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Desmodium   

Status:

This species is diminishing due to habitat loss. Fire suppression may also play a role in this species rarity. All western shore populations are considered extirpated (MD DNR).

Where to find:

Sandy roadsides, forest edges of sand ridges, sandy fields (MD DNR).

There are 42 records in the project database.

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The flower and seedpod of Pine Barren Tick-trefoil in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The narrow leaves of Pine Barren Tick-trefoil in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Pine Barren Tick-trefoil blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/29/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Pine Barren Tick-trefoil in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/2/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Pine Barren Tick-trefoil in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/24/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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