A native perennial forb that supports a wide range of wildlife. The species grows in a variety of soil textures and moisture contents.
Showy Tick Trefoil is a prominent prairie legume, and as such, helps create fixed nitrogen in prairie soils. Fruits are chains of 3 to 5 segmented pods, so-called "stick-tights" that adhere to clothing.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Pink or Purple
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: June to August
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 60 Days
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Host Plant: Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly, Silver-spotted Skipper, Hoary Edge
Product Code: DES02F