Definition of Tick trefoil
1. Noun. Any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments.
Group relationships: Desmodium, Genus Desmodium
Specialized synonyms: Beggarweed, Desmodium Purpureum, Desmodium Tortuosum
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Tick trefoil
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1. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Showy Tick-trefoil. Desmodium Canadense DC. Hubbardston, and probably father N.; Flint; Ann Arbor, Allmendinger Cat. and Winch. Cat. Flowers early. ..."
2. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"... principal differences are in the shapes of the leaflets, the arrangements of the P1G. 149. Tick-trefoil. After Britton and Brown, pods in clusters, ..."
3. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1860)
"Gen. rotundifolium, DC Creeping tick trefoil. Gen. canescens, DC Hoary tick trefoil. Gen. rigidum, DCN 0. cuspidatum, T. and G. Sharp pointed tick trefoil. ..."
4. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"Usually on oak land. Frequent. C. & S. *1316. M. Canadensis (L.) Kuntze. Showy Tick-trefoil. Desmodium Canadense DC. Hubbardston, and probably father N.; ..."
5. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"UPL Beggar-ticks; Tick-trefoil Herbaceous perennial Clearings and edges of ... Velvety tick-trefoil Herbaceous perennial Abandoned fields and other dry, ..."
6. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Beggar-ticks; Tick-trefoil Herbaceous perennial Clearings and edges of moist ... Velvety tick-trefoil Herbaceous perennial Abandoned fields and other dry, ..."
7. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"The pods are conspicuous during the winter months. 446. NAKED-FLOWERED TICK-TREFOIL ... ROUND-LEAVED TICK-TREFOIL; PROSTRATE TICK-TREFOIL ..."
8. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"TRAILING TICK-TREFOIL- (Man. p. 560; IF f. 2176.) In dry, sandy woods, ... SMOOTH TICK-TREFOIL. (Man. p. 561; IF/. 2183.) In dry woods, southern NY to Fla., ..."