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Dalea tenuis

Dalea tenuis (J.M. Coult.) Shinners

Pinkglobe Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Petalostemon stanfieldii, Petalostemon tenuis

USDA Symbol: DATE6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: Endemic to Texas: Edwards Plateau southwest to Tom Green and Medina Counties and north to Wise and Denton Counties.
Native Habitat: Rocky limestone areas.

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.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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