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Dalea compacta var. pubescens (Compact prairie clover)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Dalea compacta var. pubescens

Dalea compacta Spreng. var. pubescens (A. Gray) Barneby

Compact Prairie Clover, Purple Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Dalea helleri, Petalostemon pulcherrimus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

13 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AR , LA , NM , OK , TX

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 on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dalea compacta var. pubescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dalea compacta var. pubescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dalea compacta var. pubescens


Record Modified: 2020-05-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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