Grazing Oklahoma: Panicled Tickclover

By Josh Gaskamp

Characteristics: Panicled tickclover is a warm-season perennial forb native to the eastern United States. Panicled tickclover can grow more than four feet tall. It commonly grows along the margins of woodlands and openings. Leaves are alternate and palmately trifoliate. Small pink to purple flowers appear in May through August, and seeds appear in segmented pods from July to October. An unmistakable characteristic of this plant and other tickclovers is the Velcro-like hairs on the leaves, stems and seed pods that make these parts of the plant stick to jeans, shirts and other clothing.

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