Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)
Named Showy Tick Trefoil for its numerous pink flowers that bloom along the plant’s upper stems for about three weeks in mid-summer. The effect is more attractive in colonies than isolated plants and tight plantings can help counter a tendency to sprawl.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 5 feet
Bloom Time- July, August
Bloom Color - Purple
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.