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Psorothamnus fremontii (Fremont's dalea)
Anderson, Wynn

Psorothamnus fremontii

Psorothamnus fremontii (Torr. ex A. Gray) Barneby

Fremont's Dalea, Fremont Indigo-bush

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Open, branching shrub; gland-dotted, silver-gray.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.
Native Habitat: Sandy to gravelly washes, slopes, benches, flats, dunes, in Creosote Bush, Blackbrush, Joshua Tree communities.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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