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Showy Tick Trefoil
Desmodium canadense

Other common names: Canadian Tick Trefoil

Other scientific names: Hedysarum canadense, Meibomia canadensis

French names: Desmodie du Canada

Family: Legume Family (Fabaceae)

Group: Tick Trefoils

Flowers: Summer;  Red/Pink, Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Alternate, Compound, Entire

Height: 60-180 cm (23-70 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 62   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: canadense: of Canada, Canadian

Photographs: 151 photographs available, of which 1 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

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Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
Photograph by Graham Buck

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Range map for Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)