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Dalea villosa (Silky prairie clover)
Loveless, Brenda K.

Dalea villosa

Dalea villosa (Nutt.) Spreng.

Silky Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Lavender to pink, sometimes white.


USA: AR , CO , IA , KS , LA , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WI , WY
Canada: MB , SK

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.

Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
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