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60 - 180 cm tall. Bushy plant with pink flowers that bloom in July and August.

Sun to partial shade in moist to dry soils.

As a legume, it fixes nitrogen into the soil.

Larval host plant for Northern and Southern Cloudywing Butterfly.

Larger and med. sized bees press the upper flower petals down to get the flower to eject pollen onto them. Leafcutter bees cut perfectly round small pieces out of the leaves to line their nests.

Showy or Canada Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

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