Desmodium canadense


Common Name: showy tick-trefoil
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun
Light Requirements: Sun
Height:3 to 6 feet
Width:
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Prairie
Soil Type:dry to mesic
Soil Moisture:Dry, Mesic
Seed Ripens:
USDA Zones:
Flower Colour:pink pea-like in spikes
Bloom Time:late summer
Comments:Savannah, woodland edge, meadows. Attracts butterflies and bees.
Germination:Seed will germinate within 4 weeks if sown at 70°F
Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed requires scarification because of an impermeable seed coat.
Germination Notes:Seed requires innoculant
Grow Notes:
Picture Copyright: John Oyston