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Hawai'i ticktrefoil
Desmodium uncinatum
Desmodium uncinatum
Hawai'i ticktrefoil Pea Family
Desmodium uncinatum Fabaceae
common name
  Hawai'i ticktrefoil
accepted scientific name
  Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.) DC.
rules for finding collection records
  Desmodium sandwicense (101)
  Desmodium uncinatum (19)
family name
  • Fabaceae
Image Author: National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Pea shaped flowers
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.33 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Compound
Plant Observed All Year
Native to South America. Naturalized in Hawaii.

How Likely at this Location (24%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Desmodium uncinatum   (Jacq.) DC.   (TSN: 502021, Index: 980)

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