Showy Tick—Trefoil

Desmodium canadense

Desmodie du Canada

Showy Ticktrefoil is a native erect perennial forb growing from 3 to 6 feet high on leafy stems that branch at the inflorescence. The stem is green, taking on some reddish vertical color lines toward maturity, and has fine white hair. Showy Ticktrefoil grows from a taproot and prefers full to at least partial sun…

Attracts Butterflies. Deer Resistant. Drought Tolerant. Makes Great Cut Flowers.


Its natural habitat is, Clearings and borders.


Companion plant suggestions include Maidenhair fern, hog peanut, wood anemone, spikenard, Jack-in-the-pulpit and wild strawberry.

Caring for Showy Tick—Trefoil

It may be subject to powdery mildew. So, proper care is required.

It is happiest in Sand to Clay

In terms of water, Showy Tick—Trefoil needs Dry to Medium