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We most know Desmodium canadense   (Showy Tick Trefoil) for the seeds that stick to our cloths and pets, but is beautiful and good for pollinators & birds.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Desmodium canadense (Showy Tick Trefoil)

$ 4.99
  • We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.

  • Shipping will be in the order received.  Please check the Home Page for updated expected ship date.  Free shipping for 13 or more plants.
  • Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.  
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Common Name:  Showy Tick Trefoil

Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Larval Host, Hummingbirds, Birds

Use:  Naturalizing

Light:  Full Sun to Part Sun

Hardiness Zone:  2 to 7  USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Dry to Moist

Flower Time:  Mid-June to Late July

Flower Color:  Purple Lavender

Height:  3'-6'

Notes:  We most know Desmodium canadense   (Showy Tick Trefoil) for the seeds that stick to our cloths and pets, but is beautiful and good for pollinators & birds.

Native to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest US:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).


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