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Desmodium paniculatum

Basic information
Scientific name Desmodium paniculatum

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Desmodium paniculatum Desmodium paniculatum
Common names Tick Trefoil
Higher taxon Fabaceae, Fabales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America
Habitat Vacancy, Roadside
Invasion information
Range in Japan Relatively abundant in Kanto to western Japan. Range in Japan
Origin unknown
Date The first record was in 1965 at Osaka
Route Accidental: Details unknown
Impact Allelopathy
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Shimizu et al. (2001) Photos of Naturalized Plants of Japan: PlantInvader 600 Species. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Hayashi (1989) Wild flowers of Japan: Plains, seaside and hills. Yama-to-Keikoku-sha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.