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May 4, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Name: Christine
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I think this is desmodium but not sure which one?

Maybe D. paniculatum?
I plan on taking more pics, let me know if you want me to post them.
Thanks for your help.




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May 4, 2012 5:31 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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here's the seed pods that stick to the dogs...



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May 4, 2012 6:19 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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The extra photos could help Christine, I've already been through every species there is in TX, I wasn't very sure as there's so many. It would help to see the middle part of the flower as there's a pattern on the upper lip which looks different on some species.
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May 4, 2012 7:37 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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I have that plant, too, and I hate those seed pods!! Grumbling I never knew what kind of plant it is.
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May 5, 2012 4:50 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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But Dave, look how pretty the flowers are! Big Grin
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May 5, 2012 7:27 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Yeah, those pods stick to everything! hahaha! but, they are food for wildlife and several butterflies use the plants as a host.
and the flowers are pretty, Dave! Hilarious!

Here's a pic I have of the flower, maybe it will help you, Janet? If not I can take another later. I just went out this morning and all the flowers are closed.

Thank you for all of your help.

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May 5, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Can you get the little shapes above the throat Christine? Look at the one in the link where the greenish marks are, they seem to vary between species.

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp...
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May 5, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Maybe you can compare with Desmodium paniculatum on Discover Life Christine, there's a lot of photos showing all parts including the different leaf shapes.

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp...

There's a list of species .. (you will have to search again for Desmodium!)

http://www.discoverlife.org/20...

USDA maps showing locations ..

http://plants.usda.gov/java/pr...
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May 5, 2012 9:05 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Thank you so much, Janet. I will go look, the pics are great on that site.

I'll let you know. Smiling
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May 5, 2012 6:57 PM CST
Name: Christine
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I checked them out and still thinking it looks like D. paniculatum.
So, I checked some other places and found this site: http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio4...

and it looks just like my plant.
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May 6, 2012 5:51 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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I think that is correct too Christine.
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May 6, 2012 5:57 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Oh good!! Thanks a bunch, Janet. Smiling
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