Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
With beautiful bright purple flowers, this plant stands out in the summer prairie. A nitrogen fixing native legume of mesic Illinois prairies.
- Acronym: DESCAA
- Life-Cycle: Perennial
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Bloom Time: July - August
- Typical Height: 48"
- Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Sun
- Soil Preference: Mesic
- Root Structure: Taproot
- Stratification: None Required
- Seeds per Ounce: 5,500*
- Seeds per Packet: 150*
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*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.