Stems prostrate, 2 to several feet long, softly pubescent or villous. Leaves petioled; leaflets nearly orbicular, pubescent, 1 to 2 inches long; stipules triangular-ovate, persistent, pointed, striate. Flowers in loose terminal and axillary panicles, purple, one-fourth to one-half of an inch long; calyx lobes ciliated. Loment about 1 inch long, three to five-jointed, the joints obliquely rhomboid below, slightly concave above, pubescent with hooked hairs, on a stipe about equaling the calyx lobes or slightly longer.
Dry or sandy woods, New England and Ontario to Minnesota, Florida, Missouri and Louisiana. Flowering from July to September.
Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum
Prostrate Tick Trefoil - Meibomia michauxii