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Dalea gattingeri (Purpletassels)
Cressler, Alan

Dalea gattingeri

Dalea gattingeri (A. Heller) Barneby

Purpletassels, Gattinger Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Petalostemon gattingeri


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , GA , MO , TN
Native Habitat: Limestone cedar glades.

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


Record Modified: 2015-09-14
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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