Threeflower Beggarweed

Scientific Name - Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.
Family - Leguminosae

Perennial with prostrate hairy stems that root at nodes. Leaves with three very small heart shaped leaflets. Flowers blue or purple-pink. Fruits quite small, usually with two to four rounded segments which are straight across the back when hooked together. Segments break apart easily when ripe and attach to clothing or hair. Reproduces by seed and stolons. Occurs in turf and in open pinewoods. Found in peninsula of Florida. Also found in the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indo-China, and Pacific Islands.