Desmodium canadense, Showy Tick Trefoil

Desmodium canadense 

Showy Tick Trefoil

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun to Light Shade
  • 3’ to 5’ tall, 12” to 18” wide 
  • Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow and Dry Meadow ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

This is a showy species with a tall, narrow form that can be weighed down by the full head of flowers. At their best when planted in a group and/or among tall neighbours who can offer them a bit of support.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Cbaile19, peganum, Joshua Mayer and peganum via Wikimedia Commons

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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.