Desmodium barbatum (Zarzabacoa Peluda) is a species of shrub in the family Fabaceae. They have a procumbent growth form. They are native to Alagoas, Maranhao, ParaíBa, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Pantanal, Rio De Janeiro, Sergipe, Rio Grande Do Norte, Puerto Rico, Bahia, Pará, RondôNia, Rio Grande Do Sul, Pampa, AmazôNia, Pernambuco, Caatinga, Tocantins, Distrito Federal, Roraima, Acre (Brazil), Amapá, SãO Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Paraná, Espirito Santo, GoiáS, Santa Catarina, Ceará, Cerrado, Piauí, and Mata AtlâNtica. They have compound, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Campsomeris, Anthidiellum, and Augochloropsis vesta. Individuals can grow to 0.25 m.
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