Desmodium tortuosum, AL Ecotype
Dixie Ticktrefoil, AL Ecotype

A tall legume; not for use in residential settings as the seeds attach themselves to clothing; may be a good substitute for Lespedeza thunbergii in southern states; seed with taller grass species, such as switchgrass or big bluestem.

General Product Information:

Item Number: DESTOR01
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial Legume
Characteristics: Erect-growing.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, waste areas.
Bloom Period: July to August
Flower Color: Purple to bluish-purple
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 11.4 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 6 in
pH: 5.0 – 7.2

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: NO
Midwest: NO
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 200,600
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 2.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $44.00/lb

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