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
Erosion Control & Revegetation, Herbaceous Flowering Species, Uplands & Meadows
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial Legume
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
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
Shade: Full Sun
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