Desmodium canadense (Showy Tick Trefoil)
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Desmodium canadense

Showy Tick Trefoil

Loose elongated clusters of delicate pea-blossom shaped flowers in pink or light purple. Prefers full sun and well- drained to moist soil.

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 8
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Characteristics & Attributes for Desmodium canadense

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie

Bloom Time

July
August

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Raceme

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Average