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Dalea nana (Dwarf prairie clover)
Nugent, Louis R

Dalea nana

Dalea nana Torr. ex A. Gray

Dwarf Prairie Clover, Dwarf Dalea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Yellow, fading to blueish purple or rose as they dry.


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.

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


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 79 - Wildflowers of New Mexico (2020) George Oxford Miller

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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