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Illinois Tick Trefoil (Desmodium illinoense)

Subdued flower color, but the "spikelet" flower structure adds structrual interest to the summer prairie. A nitrogen fixing native legume of dry-mesic Illinois prairies. 


  • Acronym: DESILE
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Light Purple
  • Bloom Time: July - August
  • Typical Height: 36"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Sun
  • Soil Preference: Dry
  • Root Structure: Taproot
  • Stratification: None Required
  • Seeds per Ounce: 4,300*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. LaSalle County
    2. Piatt County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*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.

Desmodium illinoense - Per Ounce

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