Grona heterocarpos – Asian Tick Trefoil

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Desmodium heterocarpon (WFO, 2023).


Note: According to HOSTS (2023), this plant is reported as larval host of Everes lacturnus – Orange-crowned Cupid and Neptis hylas – Common Sailer from Hong Kong and Japan. It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Grona heterocarpos (L.) DC. – Asian Tick Trefoil. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/02/22.