Desmodium marilandicum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusDesmodium
Species:Desmodium marilandicum (L.) DC.
Common NameSmooth Small Leaf Ticktrefoil
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Natural Area Presence: DRU; Natural Area Presence: FG; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LCW; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: NCCGSNA; Natural Area Presence: SGSNA; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: ternate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 3; Base Flower Color: Purple; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 5; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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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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: Bath (KY), Calloway (KY), Edmonson (KY), Garrard (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Jefferson (KY), Knox (KY), Laurel (KY), Letcher (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Menifee (KY), Montgomery (KY), Nelson (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Robertson (KY), Trigg (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Chester (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Wayne (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, MEM, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1971 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100425212 Bath Kentucky 22 Aug 1984 Julian Campbell
989
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100851367 Menifee Kentucky 17 Sep 1988 R.C> Clark
21921
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100851359 Powell Kentucky 16 Sep 1988 R.C> Clark
21830
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100425220 Garrard Kentucky 10 Sep 2010 W. W. Overbeck
861
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100425238 Letcher Kentucky 09 Sep 1978 Jefferey D. Slope
511
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
BEREA013423 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium marilandicum
BEREA013424 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium marilandicum
BEREA013422 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium marilandicum
ETSU007292 Johnson Tennessee 25 Aug 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128877 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128869 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128871 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128863 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128865 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128875 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100718475 Montgomery Kentucky 02 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1231
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100425261 Carroll Tennessee 27 Aug 1972 Betty Toler Allman
885
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100718483 Carroll Tennessee 05 Sep 1971 Betty Toler Allman
186
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
31234100425246 Whitley Kentucky 29 Aug 1993 Steve Walker
803
EKY
Desmodium marilandicum
BEREA013425 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium marilandicum
ETSU006209 Sullivan Tennessee 18 Oct 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 28 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128874 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128878 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128861 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128879 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128862 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128876 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128872 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128858 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128870 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128868 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128859 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
UCHT017145 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium marilandicum
UCHT017147 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium marilandicum
016954 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017978 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0084108 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017980 Montgomery Tennessee 23 Sep 1998 Edward Chester
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0088839 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0088871 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017976 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0069223 Pulaski Kentucky 05 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0086219 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017982 Stewart Tennessee 23 Aug 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128860 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128880 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128866 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128881 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128867 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128864 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
TENN-V-0128873 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium marilandicum
UCHT017146 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium marilandicum
UCHT017143 Grundy Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0077732 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0068020 Clay Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0077731 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0084111 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017981 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0086213 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0076368 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0068275 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0086218 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017979 Montgomery Tennessee 15 Sep 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0115049 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017977 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017975 Stewart Tennessee 03 Sep 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0038378 Robertson Kentucky 15 Sep 1974 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0084110 Knox Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114649 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114654 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114653 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114647 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
N/A Carter Tennessee 03 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
ETSU026687 Carter Tennessee 03 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19843
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
MEM006499 Marshall Kentucky 05 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
2099
MEM
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0084109 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0017983 Stewart Tennessee 21 Sep 2002 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0077730 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0084107 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0088870 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
APSC0088840 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114652 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114655 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114651 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114648 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
BRIT114650 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium marilandicum
ETSU009966 Washington Tennessee 02 Oct 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
ETSU027332 Sullivan Tennessee 04 Oct 2018 Frosty Levy, Sollie Walker
18424
ETSU
Desmodium marilandicum
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