$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: Hydric(Moist) to Mesic(Medium)
Color: Dark Pink
Flowers: The 1/2″ pea-like flowers bloom in a long terminal cluster.
Leaves: The compound leaves are divided into 3 oblong leaflets. The entire plant is hairy.
This plant grows tall and has showy pink flowers. It has “stick tight” type seeds which will attach to clothing. It is a good plant to use for restoration of wet meadows, shoreline and for the large rain garden. Upland gamebirds enjoy the seeds.
Other Uses: It is good for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Makes a fairly nice cut flower, as well.
Name: Desmodiom means long branch or chain in Greek. Referring to the formation of the seed pods. They stick to your clothes – thus the common name “tick”. Trefoil means “3-leaves.”