Desmodium laevigatum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusDesmodium
SpeciesDesmodium laevigatum (Nutt.) DC.
Common NameSmooth 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: 5.9
C value 6
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

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: Barren (KY), Butler (KY), Calloway (KY), Edmonson (KY), Hardin (KY), Laurel (KY), Letcher (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Meade (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Johnson (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Sevier (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Wayne (TN), White (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100425204 Letcher Kentucky 09 Sep 1978 Jeffery D. Sole
513b
EKY
Desmodium laevigatum
ETSU007291 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128839 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128854 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128833 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128830 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128828 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128837 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128824 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128843 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
UCHT017136 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030056 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030057 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0084089 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
HTTU014841 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Desmodium laevigatum
BEREA013416 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128848 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128846 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128827 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128834 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128836 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128838 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128832 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128851 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128852 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030058 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0090316 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0083930 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0088879 Barren Kentucky 29 Sep 1979 G.P. Johnson
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
BRIT116085 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium laevigatum
BRIT116084 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium laevigatum
ETSU016823 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Desmodium laevigatum
BEREA013417 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium laevigatum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 25 Aug 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128853 Union Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128835 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128841 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128844 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128825 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128823 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128857 White Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128856 White Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128840 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
UCHT017139 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0088842 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
BRIT116091 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium laevigatum
BEREA013418 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Desmodium laevigatum
ETSU007290 Carter Tennessee 29 Aug 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128847 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128850 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128829 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128845 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128849 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128842 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128855 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128826 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
TENN-V-0128831 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Desmodium laevigatum
UCHT017140 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium laevigatum
016947 Cheatham Tennessee
BOON
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030053 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030054 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0088881 Butler Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0084087 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030055 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0069226 Pulaski Kentucky 05 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
HTTU023860 Tennessee
HTTU
Desmodium laevigatum
UCHT040456 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium laevigatum
BRIT116086 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030052 Trigg Kentucky 28 Sep 2012 Mason Brock
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0088880 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0084088 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0030059 Stewart Tennessee 21 Sep 2002 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
APSC0081531 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Desmodium laevigatum
UCHT032552 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Desmodium laevigatum
BRIT116090 Tennessee
VDB
Desmodium laevigatum
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