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Dalea obovata (Pussyfoot)
Carr, Bill

Dalea obovata

Dalea obovata (Torr. & A. Gray) Shinners


Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Petalostemon obovatus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: 1-2 feet.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Distribution: Found in sandy prairies of South Texas, north to Travis and Colorado Counties.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

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


Record Modified: 2007-12-13
Research By: Damon Waitt

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