Desmodium glabellum (Michx.) DC.
Synonym: Desmodium paniculatum
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Included in D. paniculatum in Michigan Flora.

Dry, sandy, open forests, dry hillsides and banks, borders of dry forests.

We here follow with some trepidation the splitting of the D. paniculatum complex into three species according to Isely (1983) and also annotations by J. Raveill: D. glabellum, D. paniculatum, and D. perplexum. Desmodium glabellum is the most restricted in range and the least common of the D. paniculatum complex and has the broadest leaflets, only ca. 1.3–2.5 times as wide as long.


Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Ionia County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Newaygo County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 29, 2021.