I have been watching this pretty, low growing plant on the dam (new dirt work last Sept) and don't remember seeing it before. The foliage has pretty leaves in threes. The plant has a low profile, not laying on the ground but sprawling prostrate...
SOLVED: Stick tights? Beggars lice? Just a pretty plant?
Desmodium. Not sure which species. "Beggar's lice" and "stick tights" are indeed some of the common names.
Desmodium it is. (sounds like a diarrhea remedy lol)
I guess I was a portion of the way there with the common monikers. I only guessed at them when I saw the seed.
Thank you Paalexan
Macybee ~ I don't know which Desmodium this is... wouldn't know where to post a photo. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=desmodium&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
I did find some photos in Plantfiles that the bloom is similar... http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/71406/ and all the photos are much better than I could do with my prehistoric camera. Not to be unkind but I think I better pass. pod