Hylodesmum glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) H.Ohashi & R.R.Mill  
Family: Fabaceae
cluster-leaf tick-trefoil, pointed tick-trefoil
[Desmodium acuminatum (Michx.) DC., Desmodium acuminatum f. chandonnetii (Michx.) DC., Desmodium glutinosum (Muhl. ex Willd.) A.W.Wood, Desmodium glutinosum f. chandonnetii (Muhl. ex Willd.) A.W.Wood, Hedysarum acuminatum Michx., Hedysarum glutinosum Muhl. ex Willd., Meibomia acuminata (Michx.) S.F.Blake, Meibomia grandiflora var. chandonnetii (Walter) Kuntze]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Desmodium: Greek meaning "long branch or chain," probably from the shape and the way the seedpods attach
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; stems unbranched
Leaves: usually several 3-parted, long-stalked leaves bunched just below the flowere cluster; leaflets broadly oval
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long, stalked; inflorescence a 4"-32" branched cluster (panicle) on a leafy stalk; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: flat pod covered with clinging, hooked hairs and divided into 2 or 3 rounded triangular segments fruit drawing
Habitat: shade; dry; woods; in rich soil
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Christopher Noll  
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Derek Anderson  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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