Desmodium canescens

Family:FABACEAE
Species:Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
Common Name:Hoary Tick Trefoil
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Hoary Tick Trefoil is a native herbaceous perennial in the Bean family (Fabaceae). It occurs in scattered areas across Alabama. Hoary Tick Trefoil grows along the margins of rich hardwood forests, around the edges of prairies, along streams, and along roads. It is an erect perennial with stems 3-6 feet in height. The stems are pubescent with both straight and uncinate (hooked) hairs. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, and pinnately trifoliate. The stipules are large and clasping at the base. The leaflets are ovate to lanceolate in outline, uncinate pubescent (especially on the lower leaf surface), with entire margins. The flowers are produced in a terminal panicle. The flowers are papilionaceous and pink/purple in color. The fruit is a segmented legume known as a loment. The loment is uncinate pubescent and has 4-6 segments. The fruit segments of Tick Trefoils are commonly called Beggar’s Lice. They attach to clothing or animal hair as a means of dispersal.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyFABACEAE - Pea/Bean family
Genus Desmodium
Species Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle - Hoary Tick Trefoil

Citation

Citation DESMODIUM CANESCENS (Linnaeus) de Candolle, Prodr. 2: 328. 1825.
Basionym: Hedysarum canescens Linnaeus 1753.
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 209 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Reveal, in Turland & C. E. Jarvis, Taxon 46: 471. 1997.

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Desmodium aikinianum Desmodium aikinianum L. C. Beck, Bot. North. Middle States 84. 1833.  
Desmodium canadense var. hirsutum Desmodium canadense (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. hirsutum Hooker, Companion Bot. Mag. 1: 22. 1835. MISSOURI: St. Louis Co.: St. Louis, s.d., Drummond s.n. (holotype: K?).
Desmodium canescens var. villosissimum Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. villosissimum Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 365. 1840, nom. illegit.Desmodium canadense (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. hirsutum Hooker 1835. 
Hedysarum canescens Hedysarum canescens Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 748. 1753. VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 209 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Reveal, in Turland & C. E. Jarvis, Taxon 46: 471. 1997.
Hedysarum aikinii Hedysarum aikinii Eaton, Man. Bot., ed. 7. 325. 1836, nom. illegit.Desmodium aikinianum L. C. Beck 1833. 
Hedysarum scaberrimum Hedysarum scaberrimum Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 2: 217. 1824. SOUTH CAROLINA
Meibomia canescens var. hirsuta Meibomia canescens (Linnaeus) Kuntze, var. hirsuta (Hooker) Vail, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 19: 111. 1892.Desmodium canadense (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. hirsutum Hooker 1835. 
Pleurolobus canescens Pleurolobus canescens (Linnaeus) MacMillan, Metasp. Minnesota Valley 320. 1892.Hedysarum canescens Linnaeus 1753. 
Meibomia canescens Meibomia canescens (Linnaeus) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 195. 1891.Hedysarum canescens Linnaeus 1753. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Choctaw, Clarke, Covington, Cullman, Dallas, Etowah, Greene, Henry, Lowndes, Macon, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Talladega, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000019257 Butler 06 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18047
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000011494 Lowndes 6 SEP 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1109
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
JSU131352 Calhoun 24 Aug 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12003
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
JSU131357 Clarke 13 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18781
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
TROY000044559 Greene 07 Aug 2008 Daniel D. Spaulding
13046
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000011493 Henry 24 AUG 1969 MOORE, HAROLD D.
536-69
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
JSU131364 Talladega 9 Sep 1994 J. M. Ballard
4942
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000011495 Macon 30 JUL 1969 OWENS, JAMES R.
089
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
UWAL0014939 Dallas 27 Aug 2012 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
TROY000045193 Autauga 01 Sep 2016 Matthew Parker
6
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A. P. de Candolle
TROY000019259 Monroe 17 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18187
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
JSU131359 Etowah 7 Aug 1994 L. M. Hodge
2998
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000011497 Wilcox 21 AUG 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
15673
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
UWAL0030704 Montgomery 24 Sep 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26858
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) AP de Candolle
AUA000032676 Covington 14 Sep 2010 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4910
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS
JSU131355 Calhoun 24 Aug 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12009
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
TROY000019258 Montgomery 14 Sep 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20018
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
JSU131358 Etowah 27 Aug 1994 L. M. Hodge
3256
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0002340 Greene 07 Aug 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13046
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
JSU131361 Etowah 25 Aug 1968 Jerry A. Clonts
s.n.
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0032473 Cullman 15 Aug 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4781
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UNA00015957 Talladega _ Sep 1877 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
UWAL0018720 Calhoun 23 Aug 1996 Kral, R.
86614
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC
AUA000030512 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 ENGLAND, J. KEVIN
5686
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
AUA000011491 Choctaw 26 AUG 1994 CROUCH, VIRGINIA E.
1181
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
UWAL0038902 Covington 14 Sep 2010 Hansen C. J.
4910
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
JSU131360 Etowah 25 Aug 1968 Jerry A. Clonts
s.n.
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0006840 Butler 06 Sep 2007 Diamond, A.R.
18047
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
UWAL0034052 Pickens 11 Sep 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6700
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UNA00053997 Blount 6 Sep 1997 Brian R. Keener
384
UNA
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
AUA000011492 Covington 21 OCT 1982 WILBURN, JOHN C.
95
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
TROY000005039 Wilcox 21 Aug 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
15673
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UNA00015958 Cullman 2 Jul 1920 W. Wolf
s.n.
UNA
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
JSU131356 Choctaw 13 Sep 1997 J. W. Higginbotham
266
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0006841 Butler 02 Sep 2007 Diamond, A.R.
18023
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
TROY000043139 Montgomery 24 Sep 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26858
TROY
Desmondium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0030492 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 England, J. Kevin
5686
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000025232 Greene 7 AUG 2008 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
13046
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
TROY000035321 Dallas 27 Aug 2012 Wayne K. Webb
s.n.
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UNA00008769 Lowndes 6 Sep 1982 S. C. Gunn
1109
UNA
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
TROY000048358 Pickens 11 Sep 2011 Brian R. Keener
6700
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000011496 Wilcox 9 SEP 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1290
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
JSU131353 Calhoun 24 Aug 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12003
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
TROY000019260 Monroe 13 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18102
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
TROY000043655 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 J. Kevin England
5686
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
JSU131368 Etowah 20 Aug 1994 L. M. Hodge
3099
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0002339 Greene 07 Aug 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13046
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
TROY000019256 Butler 02 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18023
TROY
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
JSU131362 Marshall 6 Aug 1974 T. A. Atkinson
553
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
JSU131363 Monroe 12 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18522
JSU
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
UWAL0006842 Monroe 13 Sep 2007 Diamond, A.R.
18102
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (L.) DC.
UWAL0036132 Clarke 29 May 2015 Keener, Brian R.
8912
UWAL
Desmodium canescens (Linnaeus) A.P. de Candolle
AUA000011489 Choctaw 26 DEC 1994 CROUCH, VIRGINIA E.
1181
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
AUA000011490 Bibb 9 JUN 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1526
AUA
DESMODIUM CANESCENS (L.) DC.
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