Desmodium glabellum DILLENIUS’ TICKTREFOIL

Desmodium glabellum  DILLENIUS’ TICKTREFOIL
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  • Item #: PP291
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • Cut Flower:
  • Deer Resistant:
  • Drought Tolerant:
  • Drought tolerant:
  • Dry-Moist Soil:
  • Erosion Control:
  • Fragrant:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Groundcover:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Songbirds:
  • UPL- Almost never occur in wetlands:
  • Wildflower:
  • Full Sun:
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Price $6.00
5 or more $5.00 each
20 or more $3.50 each
50 or more $1.50 each
300 or more $1.20 each




This is one of the showier Tick Trefoils because of the plentiful flowers, assuming it isn't marred by insects and disease. Showy Tick Trefoil is more attractive when it occurs in colonies, rather than as isolated plants. Distinguishing the different Desmodium spp. is rather difficult. Important features to consider are the number of segments and shape of the loments, and the size and structure of the compound leaves. Showy Tick Trefoil can be distinguished from Desmodium illinoense(Illinois Tick Trefoil) by examining the base of the compound leaves. The leaf-stem (primary petiole) connecting the compound leaf to the stem is much shorter in the former species than the latter species. Similarly, the leafy bracts at the base of the leaf-stem are smaller and more deciduous in the former species than the latter species.