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Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 7, 2019.


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/7/19).


Showy Tick Trefoil - Desmodium canadense

Showy Tick Trefoil is a native plant that grows to about 2'-6' tall. It likes moist to wet thickets and streambanks, woods, prairies, and disturbed habitat.

Pink flowers are pea-shaped and about 1/2 inch long and densely packed. There is a small patch of dark pink at the center of the flower.

Other names: Canadian tick-trefoil.

For more information on the Showy Tick Trefoil, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Showy Tick Trefoil.


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 6, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 7, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 7, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 10, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 10, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 24, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 25, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 27, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 27, 2019.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 28, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 28, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 29, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 29, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 3, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 3, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 4, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 11, 2020.
Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 11, 2020.

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Showy Tick Trefoil
Desmodium canadense


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 7, 2019.


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 7, 2019


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 8, 2019.

Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 8, 2019.


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 8, 2019


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 9, 2019.

Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 9, 2019.


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 9, 2019


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 28, 2019.

Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 28, 2019.


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 28, 2019


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 29, 2020.


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on July 29, 2020


Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 11, 2019.

Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 11, 2019

Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 11, 2019


Above: Showy Tick Trefoil on shore of Retaining Pond on August 11, 2019



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