Desmodium varians

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Desmodium variansFamily: Fabaceae
Genus: Desmodium
Common names: Slender Tick-trefoil
ALA reference

This is a prostrate or climbing herb with a thick rootstock. The leaves vary somewhat, with the initial leaves near the rootstock smaller and more rounded than later leaves. The tiny (5 mm) flowers are followed by segmented seed pods that can contain up to 6 or 7 seeds and reach 20 mm in length. (December 2007)