Illinois tick-trefoil

(Desmodium illinoense)

Conservation Status
Illinois tick-trefoil
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

S4S5 - Apparently Secure to Secure

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The fruit/seed pod is divided into 2 to 5 rounded segments.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

36 to 48

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Pink to pale purple, or white

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry to moderate moisture. Prairies, roadsides, open areas.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

July to August

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28, 29, 30.

 
  3/22/2023      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Fabales (legumes, milkworts, and allies)  
 

Family

Fabaceae (legumes)  
  Subfamily Faboideae  
  Tribe Desmodieae  
  Subtribe Desmodiinae  
  Genus Desmodium (ticktrefoils)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
  Meibomia illinoensis  
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Illinois tickclover

Illinois ticktrefoil

Illinois tick-clover

Illinois tick-trefoil

prairie tick-trefoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Plant

 
    Illinois tick-trefoil      
           
 

Inflorescence

 
    Illinois tick-trefoil      
           
 

Leaves

 
    Illinois tick-trefoil      
           
 

Fruit

 
    Illinois tick-trefoil      

 

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