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Dalea jamesii (James's prairie clover)
Anderson, Wynn

Dalea jamesii

Dalea jamesii (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray

James's Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Yellow turning orange. Blooms with rain.


USA: AZ , CO , KS , 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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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