What Are Desmodium Plants – How To Grow A Desmodium Plant

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What Are Desmodium Plants – How To Grow A Desmodium Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis Desmodium varieties belong to a genus of plant species that numbers in the hundreds. Common names include tick clover, beggar lice, and trick trefoil. These plants are legumes and can be used in farming, but they also make nice garden plants and provide habitat and food for wildlife. Read on for desmodium information to get you started growing this plant in your beds. What are Desmodium Plants? Desmodium is an herby perennial. Some varieties grow tall, up to two to four feet (0.5 to 1 meter), but they tend to grow more like a trailing ground cover. They will climb if given the right support. Desmodium varieties are legumes, so they fix nitrogen in the soil and this has made them a popular choice as an intercrop, especially with corn where they prevent the growth of weeds. These plants can also be used as a nutritious

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