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Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
Image ID: sc20Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
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
More photos of this flower
- Slender Bush-Clover
Both leaves and flowers of the tick trefoil are larger than those of the bush-clover.
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.