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Dalea purpurea

Purple Prairie Clover

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Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

In summer, many cylindrical-shaped heads of purple flowers with orange stamens dance on wiry stems. This plant is an important component of Midwestern because it is a nitrogen fixer. The plant has a ferny appearance because of the small dark leaves.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Purple


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida), Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum), Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map