Desmodium rotundifolium

Common Names: Round-leaved trailing tick-trefoil, prostrate tick-trefoil
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Pea family

Stems are trailing, up to 1 m long, herbaceous, multiple from the base, branching. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, trifoliolate, stipulate. All leaflets basically rotund, the terminal being larger than the laterals, all villous to pilose above and below, to 5 cm in diameter. Flowers are 1 cm broad, pinkish purple externally, whitish internally, glabrous, with two small white spots at base surrounded by dark purple. Keels and wings to 9 mm long, glabrous.

Found in acid soils, dry rocky woods, ridges, hilltops.

Primary Flower Color: Pink
Secondary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.