Desmodium canadense - Canada Tick Trefoil

 Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy-Clay

Height: 3 - 5 feet

Spread: 2 foot

Blooms: July, August

Root: Taproot

Habitat: Moist Prairies, Meadows along rivers, Lakeshores, Thickets, Limestone Glades

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Low area gardens, Naturalized areas

Wildlife Value: Pollen atracts long tongued bees such as bumblebees, long-horned bees, and leaf-cutting bees. Host Plant: Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly, Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: A, B

Desmodium canadense - Canada Tick Trefoil

  • Showy Tick Trefoil has numerous pink flowers that are more attractive in group plantings versus isolated plants. This legume adds soil nitrogen which strenghtens other native plants aroud it.