Purple Prairie Clover

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Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea
Dalea
1

3 feet
1

2 feet
Indiana and western Tennessee southwest to Arkansas, Texas, and beyond; north to southern Canada.
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  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Sun. One of the most widespread of the perennial prairie-clovers, identifiable by the cone-like flower heads.

Purple prairie-clover is among the earliest species to take hold in disturbed soils; it is used in various revegetation projects thanks to its nitrogen-fixing abilities. The taproot may grow up to six feet in length, making the plant drought-tolerant. Keep it if you have it; it may also be found in specialty native nurseries.

Maintenance

Scarify seeds before sowing. Mow lightly to increase density.

Features

Plant Type:
Wildflowers
Size:
1-3' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies
Flower Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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