This native is an erect wildflower with a hairy green, central stem; once it matures flowering side branches are present on the top half of the plant. The flowers are showy, and purplish pink coloured. As a legume (pea family), the Showy Tick Trefoil's roots contains nitrogen which increases soil nutrient availability. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies, as well as birds and small mammals.
Height: 2-3 feet (60-100 cm) Spread: 2-4 feet (30-120 cm)
Blooming Period: July to September
Light: Part sun to full sun
Water: Normal to moist
Soil: Clay, sand, loam
Native Ontario Habitat: both moist and dry meadows and fields, prairies, and along forest edges.
Package contains 20 seeds and can be shipped for free in Ontario.