Known to be found in disturbed areas, the tick trefoil tends to grow on trails, fences, and other structures in full sunlight. It is a perennial, herbaceous shrub that is both seed propagated and vegetatively propagated. It is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. It can grow up to 3 feet tall and produces numerous flowers and fuzzy seed pods.
The tick trefoil has been used in medications to treat dysentery, rheumatism, pyrexia, wounds, coughs, malaria, hepatitis, hemoptysis, and more.
Did You Know:
The tick trefoil has small ‘hitchhiker’ seeds that will stick to humans and animals. They have been called nuisances due to having to pick them off of clothing and shoelaces.