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Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

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Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)


Blooms: Pink, purple

Bloom time: Jul-Aug

Height: 3-6 feet

Light: Sun

Soil: Dry to moist, many soil types (very adaptable!)

Hardiness Zone: 3-7 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)


Showy Tick Trefoil attracts: Butterflies and hummingbirds and is a host plant for the  Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly, Silver-spotted Skipper, Hoary Edge butterfly.