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Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Image ID: sc20

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Height: 2 to 6 ft.
Blooms: July to August
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size:  0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Sandy Creek Trail
Date:  7/20/2002
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Showy Tick Trefoil may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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