Desmodium canadense is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is native to eastern North America. Its common names include showy tick-trefoil, Canadian tick-trefoil,<ref name=grin>Template:GRIN</ref> and Canada tickclover.<ref>Desmodium canadense. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.</ref>
The plant grows in woods, prairies, and disturbed habitat, such as roadsides. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is a larval host plant for butterflies such as the eastern tailed-blue, silver-spotted skipper, and hoary edge.<ref>Desmodium canadense. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. University of Texas, Austin.</ref>
- Showy Tick-trefoil, Desmodium canadense. Connecticut Botanical Society. 2005.
- Desmodium canadense. USDA PLANTS.