|Desmodium sessilifolium (Sessile-leaf Tick Trefoil) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Sessileleaf Ticktrefoil
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 24 in to 48 in
Spacing: 15 in to 18 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 4a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 5200
This nitrogen-fixing native legume is a crucial food source for wild birds such as northern bobwhites, ruffed grouse, and wild turkeys. It also acts as a larval host for numerous butterflies including eastern tailed blue and silver spotted skipper. This plant’s genus name Desmodium means “long chain,” a reference to the unique segmented seed pods of this plant. The common nickname “Stick Tights” comes from the tendency of these seed pods to stick to everything they touch.
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