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Dalea foliosa (Leafy prairie clover)
Cressler, Alan

Dalea foliosa

Dalea foliosa (A. Gray) Barneby

Leafy Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Petalostemon foliosus

USDA Symbol: DAFO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: To about 20 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Pinkish-purple (occasionally white) flowers occur acropetally in cylindrical heads.



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q28M
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (AL, IL, TN)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Research Literature

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

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-07-07
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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