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Dalea pulchra (Pretty dalea)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Dalea pulchra

Dalea pulchra Gentry

Pretty Dalea, Bush Dalea, Santa Catalina Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: dapu4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

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 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-02-21
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