Dalea aurea Nutt. ex Pursh
Golden dalea, Golden prairie clover
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Parosela aurea
USDA Symbol: daau
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
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
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
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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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0123 Collected June 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0245 Collected June 23, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
BibliographyBibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
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 aurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dalea aurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: GDB