Grona triflora – Creeping Tick Trefoil

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Desmodium triflorum (WFO, 2023).

 

Natural History: This is a small herb that grows by roadsides and near rocky areas.

 

Identification Keys: As per eFlora of China (2023),

  1. G. heterophylla: flower pedicel (stalk) over 1 cm long.
  2. G. triflora: flower pedicel (stalk) less than 1 cm long.

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 12 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000177482.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 12 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Creeping%20Tick%20Trefoil.html.

eFlora of China (2023). Accessed on 12 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=109693.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Grona triflora (L.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi – Creeping Tick Trefoil. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/grona-triflora, accessed 2024/04/22.