Desmodium cuspidatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) DC. ex G. Don

Largebract Tick Trefoil


CC = 5
CW = 5
MOC = 64

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Family - Fabaceae/Faboideae

Stems - No info. yet.


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Leaves - No info. yet.

Desmodium_cuspidatum_leaf.jpg Adaxial leaf surface.

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Desmodium_cuspidatum_leaf2.jpg Abaxial surface of leaf.

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Desmodium_cuspidatum_stiples.jpg Stiples of the lateral leaflets.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.


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Flowering - July - September.

Habitat - Dry or rocky woods, thickets, bluffs, base of slopes, ridges, ravines, valleys.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This large species can be found throughout most of Missouri but is apparently absent from the extreme southeastern corner of the state. The plant is one if the easier species in the genus to identify because of its large, acuminate leaflets and big flowers. This species is not as stout as some others in the genus but can get quite tall (+/-3m) if left undisturbed. The stems can be glabrous or pubescent.

Photographs taken in Eminence, MO., 9-21-03.