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Threeflower Ticktrefoil (Desmodium triflorum)

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Desmodium Triflorum, or more commonly know as Threeflower Ticktrefoil, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Desmodium. It has a height of 1 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer. Desmodium Triflorum or Threeflower Ticktrefoil's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Florida, Hawaii and Louisiana.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Desmodium
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) PR (N) VI (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(FACU) C(FACU) H(FACU*)
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Rapid
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: Medium
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 2
  • Height Mature (feet): 1
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Nitrogen Fixation: Low
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Prostrate
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: None
  • Hedge Tolerance: High
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 5120
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 20000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 30
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 70
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 465466
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No




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