Taxon: Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.

Genus: Desmodium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Desmodieae
        Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Nomen number: 13617
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:328. 1825
Name Verified on: 21-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - New Brunswick
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Kentucky, - Maryland, - Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba


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