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Dalea candida

White Prairie Clover

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Dalea candida (White Prairie Clover)

With leaves that are larger than Purple Prairie Clover, this member of the legume family in known for its tall, slender, showy upright clump habit. From June through September, the flower spikes bloom with clusters of white flowers that appear like buttons, opening from the bottom upward. The seedheads persist for winter interest. It is attractive to butterflies and bees, adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproot.

Additional Information:


Height
3-4 Feet

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Spread
2-3 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba (leucantha)), Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average
Moderate
High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Host
Food/Birds
Cover