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Pointed-leaved Tick-trefoil
Desmodium glutinosum

• Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
• Habitat: dry woods, clearings
• Height: 1-3 feet
• Flower size: 1/4 inch long
• Flower color: pink
• Flowering time: July to September
• Origin: native

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Desmodium glutinosum
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Pointed-leaf tick-trefoil flowers are on a long, slender stalk. The leaves are bunched together at the base of the flower stalk, almost in a whorl. Each leaf is divided into three leaflets with a long point.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.