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*
- IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
- Kane County
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*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.
**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.