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(Plants) a genus of flowering plant, with usually unobtrusive flowers; many members are considered weeds, such as the beggarweed (Desmodium tortuosum)
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Noun1.desmodium - beggarweedDesmodium - beggarweed; tick trefoil    
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
tick trefoil, beggar lice, beggar's lice - any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
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Anther-stigma separation in Desmodium species (Papilionoideae-Fabaceae) from northwestern Argentina.
All Desmodium species tested achieved the same results on stemborer suppression, witchweed control, and maize yield increase as D.