Desmodium tortuosum

Desmodium tortuosum

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(Florida Beggar-Weed)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Desmodium tortuosum

Common name(s)

Florida Beggar-Weed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pink to bluish. Erect plant to 1.8 m tall, sparsely branched.

Distinguishing features

Stem covered with sticky hairs; leaves with 3 leaflets. Inflorescence a raceme with pea-shaped flowers in pairs, standard petal usually pink sometimes bluish-green. Pod flattened, 3-7 segments equally indented on both sides; covered in hooked hairs.

Desmodium tortuosum