Sessileleaf Ticktrefoil is a prairie plant. It’s been described as somewhat rare. The only place I’ve seen it is in prairie restorations where it has be planted and is doing well. Of course, I don’t get to pristine prairies much … there aren’t many in Indiana.
The peculiar thing about Ticktrefoils is their pod, which has it’s own word – loment. A loment is a kind of pod that is pinched between each seed so that they can break apart easily. The pod has little velcro-like hairs that help it stick to an animals fur. As the animal wanders around, the seed sections break apart and fall to the ground, thus dispersing the seeds.