Desmodium sessilifolium

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusDesmodium
SpeciesDesmodium sessilifolium (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray
Common Namesessileleaf ticktrefoil
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.8
C value 7
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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Ballard (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Calloway (KY), Christian (KY), Edmonson (KY), Graves (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Larue (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Meade (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Gibson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henry (TN), Montgomery (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100426707 Edmonson Kentucky 10 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5437
EKY
Desmodium sessilifolium
31234100426699 Calloway Kentucky 25 Sep 1984 Raymond Athey
5030
EKY
Desmodium sessilifolium
BEREA013521 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129300 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129305 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129301 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129302 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129299 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129306 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0088782 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0050533 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0086251 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017908 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0088889 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
31234100426715 Graves Kentucky 19 Sep 1968 Raymond Athey
465
EKY
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129298 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129303 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129304 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
TENN-V-0129307 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0022931 Grayson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017905 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017909 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0067667 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0099130 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017903 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0083861 Breckinridge Kentucky 21 Jul 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0069514 Breckinridge Kentucky 31 Jul 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0104891 Christian Kentucky 28 Jul 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0083918 Breckinridge Kentucky 31 Jul 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0077747 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0088890 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0083858 Christian Kentucky 28 Aug 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017904 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0086221 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0086250 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0086211 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017910 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017902 Stewart Tennessee 21 Jul 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0050534 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0077746 Larue Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0083859 Breckinridge Kentucky 21 Jul 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0072003 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
HTTU023894 Graves Kentucky
HTTU
Desmodium sessilifolium
UCHT032560 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium sessilifolium
UCHT032559 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0083860 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0094766 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
APSC0017907 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium sessilifolium
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Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
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Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
Desmodium sessilifolium - Dwayne Estes
Desmodium sessilifolium - Tara Littlefield
Desmodium sessilifolium - Tara Littlefield
Desmodium sessilifolium - Tara Littlefield
Desmodium sessilifolium - Tara Littlefield
Desmodium sessilifolium - Tara Littlefield
Desmodium sessilifolium - Tara Littlefield
Desmodium sessilifolium - Theo Witsell
Desmodium sessilifolium - Theo Witsell
Desmodium sessilifolium - Theo Witsell
Desmodium sessilifolium - Theo Witsell
Desmodium sessilifolium - Theo Witsell
Desmodium sessilifolium - Theo Witsell