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Desmodium marilandicum (L.) DC.
Smooth ticktrefoil

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), this was re-ranked as critically imperiled using updated NatureServe criteria in 2020.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Desmodium marilandicum available from :

Desmodium marilandicum has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Doubtfully Present
Coral Pines Park Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Doubtfully Present
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Ron Ehmann Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Desmodium marilandicum has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Desmodium marilandicum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland