Dalea multiflora (Nutt.) Shinners
Roundhead prairie clover, White prairie clover, Round headed dalea, Round headed clover
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Petalostemon multiflorus
USDA Symbol: DAMU
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CO , KS , MO , NE , OK , TX
Native Habitat: In meadows and open woodlands from Central to Southeast Texas. Calcareous clays and limestone.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
BenefitUse Other: legume that adds fertility to soil
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dalea multiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dalea multiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff, GDB