Botanical Name: Desmodium paniculatum
Height: to about 60 cm
Season of Bloom: Summer
Growing Conditions: Occurs in deciduous forests and forest edges. Dappled shade, some organic matter in soil, and good drainage.
Seed source: Eastern Ontario
Remarks: The flowers are small, as is often the case in wildflowers for shade, but the airy panicles are attractive, nevertheless. Like other Tick-trefoils, the sticky seeds can be a nuisance in dog’s fur. Best to site carefully, away from paths.
Similar species: Showy Tick-trefoil
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