Scientific Name: Desmodium paniculatum

Common Name: panicledleaf ticktrefoil

Other Common Names: panicled tick trefoil

Synonyms: Meibomia paniculata, Meiboia pubens, Meibomia chapmanii, Desmodium paniculatum var. epetiolatum

Habit: Fields and open woods

Leaves: Leaves have a trifoliate structure, with linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate shape, and entire margins.

  • Life cycle: perennial

  • Milky sap: Not Present

  • Plant type: Herb

  • Thorns: Not Present

  • Plant family: Fabaceae

  • Leaf arrangement: alternate;

  • Leaf shape: lance; oval;

  • Ochrea: Not Present;

  • Leaf margin: entire;

  • Stem hairs: no hairs; has hairs;

  • Flower color: pink; yellow;

  • Growth habit: upright and nonwoody;

  • Stem: round or oval;

  • Leaf structure: trifoliate;

  • Leaf hairs: has hairs; no hairs;

  • Flower symmetry: bilateral symmetry;

  • Flower diameter: pencil;

  • Root structure: taproot;

  • Leaf stalk: shorter than leaf;