Desmodium perplexum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusDesmodium
SpeciesDesmodium perplexum B. G. Schub.
Common Nameperplexed ticktrefoil
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 5.0
C value 5
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii (Darl.) Isely
Meibomia dillenii Meibomia dillenii (Darl.) Kuntze

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.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Breathitt (KY), Bullitt (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Cumberland (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Montgomery (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Spencer (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Woodford (KY), Anderson (TN), Bedford (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lawrence (TN), Loudon (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN), Trousdale (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100426855 Fayette Kentucky 01 Jan 1997 Danny Husband
176
EKY
Desmodium perplexum
31234100424827 Montgomery Kentucky 18 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1407
EKY
Desmodium perplexum
31234100424769 Woodford Kentucky 30 Sep 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3329
EKY
Desmodium perplexum
ETSU007297 Unicoi Tennessee 27 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 20 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
N/A Carter Tennessee 15 Sep 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129164 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129165 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129224 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129167 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129171 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129162 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129212 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129189 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129169 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
31234100851292 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
22095
EKY
Desmodium perplexum
31234100851276 Powell Kentucky 16 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
21812
EKY
Desmodium perplexum
31234100426848 Cumberland Kentucky 21 Sep 1997 James B. Beck
230
EKY
Desmodium perplexum
ETSU005285 Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
ETSU006075 Carter Tennessee 24 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
ETSU005044 Unicoi Tennessee 25 Sep 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
ETSU007298 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 28 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129213 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129176 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129184 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129708 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129181 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129154 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129200 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129186 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129156 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129207 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129228 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129229 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129166 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129155 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129223 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129197 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129152 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129227 Union Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129709 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129707 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129230 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129151 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129217 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129170 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129214 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129153 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129183 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129225 Trousdale Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129209 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129199 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129220 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129205 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129163 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129216 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129195 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129698 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129178 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129193 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129210 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129194 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129158 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129201 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129233 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129190 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129174 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129232 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129231 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129182 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129157 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129215 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129196 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129706 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129185 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129203 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129226 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129222 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129206 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129160 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129198 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129161 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129208 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129192 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129191 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129202 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129179 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129173 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129221 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129188 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129168 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129172 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129159 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129699 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129218 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129187 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
UCHT017190 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084095 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0055333 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017924 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017933 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0088892 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0099137 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017913 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129180 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129211 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129219 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129175 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129177 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
TENN-V-0129204 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium perplexum
UCHT017191 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0082907 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017929 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084092 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017936 Christian Kentucky 13 Sep 2012 Mason Brock
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0080719 Breathitt Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0099203 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0069395 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084090 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017916 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017930 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0082933 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017920 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0088865 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017915 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017912 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017932 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0056484 Wayne Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017849 Claiborne Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0099138 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0083911 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017922 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017938 Todd Kentucky 26 Aug 1968 Edward Chester
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0099195 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0117320 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017926 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0099196 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017919 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017921 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017925 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017917 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017928 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084097 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0080690 Breathitt Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017927 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017935 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017923 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084094 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0083932 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0111574 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0037646 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0099194 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0076236 Pulaski Kentucky 18 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084093 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017914 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0069199 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017934 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
HTTU034785 Tennessee
HTTU
Desmodium perplexum
HTTU033547 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Desmodium perplexum
UCHT040457 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium perplexum
UOS02748 Franklin Tennessee 05 Sep 2002 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115785 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115802 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115789 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017937 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017931 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0084091 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
APSC0017918 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium perplexum
HTTU033546 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Desmodium perplexum
UCHT036371 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115791 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115797 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115794 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115788 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115798 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115910 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115786 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115790 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115911 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115803 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115795 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115787 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115912 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115792 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115799 Tennessee
VDB
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BRIT115793 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115800 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115796 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
BRIT115801 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium perplexum
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