Definition of Desmodium tortuosum
1. Noun. West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil.
Generic synonyms: Beggar Lice, Beggar's Lice, Tick Trefoil
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Literary usage of Desmodium tortuosum
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Beggar-weed is Desmodium tortuosum, DC., of the W. Indies. It is coming into prominence in the south as n forage plant (see Farmers' Bull. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... is Desmodium tortuosum, DC., of the W. Indies. It is coming into prominence in the S. as a forage plant (see Cyclo. Amer. ..."
3. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1902)
"Desmodium tortuosum DC. Herb, 3 feet high: common in opens about Izamal, Sept. to Feb. (343). The Yucatan specimens agree better in form and habit with the ..."