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Dalea cahaba

Dalea cahaba J. Allison

Cahaba Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: DACA19

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun



Web Reference

Webref 51 - Alabama Plant Atlas (2020) Alabama Herbarium Consortium (AHC) and The University of West Alabama
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 2888 - The genus Dalea (Fabaceae) in Alabama (2013) Woods, M. and W.S. Hughes

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-13
Research By: CBR

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