Desmodium Tortuosum, or more commonly know as Dixie Ticktrefoil, is a subshrub forb/herb with green foliage and blue flowers of the genus Desmodium. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 9 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during summer, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Desmodium Tortuosum or Dixie Ticktrefoil's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
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