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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.
Threeflower ticktrefoil

Desmodium triflorum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World; now a widespread weed.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Desmodium triflorum has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Desmodium triflorum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Desmodium triflorum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton