Stiff Tick-trefoil Desmodium obtusum (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) de CandolleEndangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)    Synonyms: Desmodium rigidum, Meibomia obtusa, Meibomia rigida.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Desmodium   


Endangered by habitat loss and small population size; many stations contain only a few stems (MD DNR) The Prince George's, Montgomery, Harford, and Dorchester populations are considered extirpated..

Where to find:

Dry, open sandy or rocky woodlands, roadsides, field edges.

There are 18 records in the project database.

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