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Dalea wrightii (Wright's prairie clover)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Dalea wrightii

Dalea wrightii A. Gray

Wright's prairie clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: dawr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Inflorescence: Spike , Terminal
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Corolla yellow, fading to rose or purple



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter1996 VOL. 13, NO.5 - Bats as Cacti Pollinators, Fall Foliage Hotlines, Creating Fall Foliage Leafprin...

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dalea wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dalea wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dalea wrightii


Record Last Modified: 2008-06-25
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