Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Florida Tick-trefoil - Desmodium tortuosum   (Swartz) de Candolle
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Author(Swartz) de Candolle
DistributionSandhills and Coastal Plain. Specimens from Orange Co. are either misidentified or grown at the old SCS nursery.

Native of the Neotropics and south-central US; adventive eastward.
AbundanceRare to uncommon.
HabitatDry to xeric sandy soil of roadsides, old fields, disturbed Longleaf Pine sand ridges.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-October.
IdentificationThis Desmodium is most notable for the long pods, which have 3-6 rounded or elliptical segments in a straight line.
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