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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Desmodium paniculatum, Panicled Tick Trefoil 

Desmodium paniculatum 

Panicled Tick Trefoil 

  • Average to dry soils
  • Full Sun to Light Shade
  • 36” tall, 18” to 24” wide 
  • Late Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow and Dry Meadow and Open Woodland ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/desmodium-paniculatum-panicled-tick-trefoil-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

A tall, potentially lanky nitrogen fixing species that blooms in the mid to late summer. Spreads by re-seeding.

Photos by Qwert1234, Qwert1234 peganum and peganum via Wikimedia Commons


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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