Also known as “Dixie Ticktrefoil”. The leaves, stems and seeds are covered in tiny hairs that catch on hair, clothing and fur. Some grow this weed to attract a particular kind of butterfly to their garden.
Structure: Upright growth with stick leaves and stems
Life Cycle: Warm-season annual
What To Look For: Elliptical to oblong leaflets in groups of 3 (trifoliate); covered in short, stiff hairs that stick to clothing; paired, pink to bluish-green pea-shaped flowers
Growth Period: April to September