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Marcus, Joseph A.
Dalea aurea Nutt. ex Pursh
Golden dalea, Golden prairie clover
USDA Symbol: daau
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AZ , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Golden dalea grows well in rock gardens and dry soils. The plant combines well in plantings with prairie verbena, shrubby skullcap, or blackfoot daisy. The cone-shaped fuzzy flower spikes of golden dalea have a unique form.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Not always well emerged in spring, even if growing in greenhouse. Looks its best in mid- summer.
Maintenance: Cut back in summer to encourage new growth for fall.
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0245
Collected June 23, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0123
Collected June 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: GDB