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Dalea ceciliana

Dalea ceciliana B.L. Turner

Cecilia's Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea family)

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USDA Symbol: DACE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"Perennial, multi-stemmed herbs, 3050 cm high. Stems pubescent with upswept tawny hairs 0.81.0 mm long." (reslit: 2891).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: "30-50 cm high." (reslit: 2891).
Leaf: "Leaves (at mid-stem) 5-foliate, the rachis ca 2 cm long, narrowly winged throughout, the latter glandular-punctate beneath; leaflets ovate to obovate, 1.0-1.5 times as long as wide, pubescent on both surfaces with tawny hairs 1-2 mm long; petioles mostly 5-10 mm long; stipules narrowly lanceolate, ca 2 mm long." (reslit: 2891).
Flower: "Peduncles 1-3 cm long, the heads at maturity ca 2 cm wide, 2-7 cm long; bracts lanceolate, 6-8 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, pubescent above, glabrous beneath. Calyces 8-9 mm long, the lobes 4-5 mm long, pubescent with tan or tawny (rarely white) hairs 1-2 mm long, the sinuses with 2-4 prominent glands. Flowers yellow or rarely pale pink (Runyon 2679, TEX), the banner 5-6 mm long, flabellate apically, the stipe ca 4 mm long. Staminal tube ca 6 mm long, the filaments ca 2 mm long." (reslit: 2891).
Fruit: "Pods ovate-conical, ca 4 mm high, 2 mm wide." (reslit: 2891).

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: "Flowers yellow or rarely pale pink." (reslit: 2891).

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: South Texas. (reslit: 2891).
Native Habitat: "Confined to deep sandy soils." (reslit: 2891).

Research Literature

Reslit 2891 - A NEW SPECIES OF DALEA (FABACEAE) FROM SOUTHERNMOST TEXAS (2010) Turner, Billie L.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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