Plant ID forum: Desmodium species, I think

Views: 622, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Mar 3, 2013 4:25 PM CST
I think this might be Desmodium incanum. Also, there seems to be some overlapping in the names?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmodium_incanum

Thumb of 2013-03-03/wildflowers/bad574 Thumb of 2013-03-03/wildflowers/010e94
Thumb of 2013-03-03/wildflowers/6b1344
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Mar 3, 2013 6:52 PM CST
Desmodium nuttallii is possible? A herbarium specimum showing leaves ..

http://vascularflora.appstate.edu/vps/1834

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Desmod...

This photo isn't the best ..

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=25494

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/ild-16609

28'. Leaves averaging smaller, 2.5–9 cm long, 2.5–5.5 cm wide, lanceolate, ovate, rhombic, oblong or
rarely deltoid; fruit composed of 2–4 segments, downturned in outline, individual segments
rounded in outline; ...... [mature fruit necessary to conclusively distinguish this species from the previous].............................................................................................
Desmodium nuttallii (Schindl.) B.G. Schub.

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/vulpia/pdf/Raveil...

http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/getImage.do?imageBarcode=K000297...







[Last edited by JRsbugs - Mar 3, 2013 6:54 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #366910 (2)
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Mar 3, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Photos of Desmodium incanum

http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/Desmo...

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DEIN3&photoID=dei...

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desmodium_incanum_clo...
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Mar 4, 2013 8:23 AM CST
Thank you for your help on this, Janet. Sadly, I'm still not sure.

I think I'll have to look for this one again this year; maybe get pictures to better show the size. The plant is a creeping type, slow growing ground cover. The bees swarm it when flowering. It's rather small, the smallest of the Desmodium species growing around here; I would guess the leaves do not get any bigger than 3 centimeters, probably more like 2 centimeters long, the flowers are even smaller.

There are other desmodium species growing around here too. Most are unidentified to date.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Image
Horntoad
Mar 4, 2013 11:30 AM CST
I could possibly be a Galactia.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Galactia&hl=en&rlz=1C1GGGE_e...
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Mar 4, 2013 12:21 PM CST
Thank you, Jay. I'm going to research this, it does look very possible. Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"