Desmodium strictum (Pursh) DC. - Pinebarren Tricktrefoil
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Sandhills, pine flatwoods, dry hammocks.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found in the southern half of Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its uncinulate-puberulent stems, small flowers, and linear leaflets. The plant typically produces 1-2 loments per flower.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-9-05.