|Scientific Name||Dalea neomexicana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||DAFO|
|Common Name||Downy Prairie-clover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26633|
Habitat: Dry, gravelly or clay soils in grasslands, desert flats and roadsides.
Plant: Flat, low-growing perennial less than 2 inches tall; spreading hairy stems up to 8 inches long.
Leaves: Compound leaves up to 1-1/4 inches long with 7 to 15, small hairy, wedge-shaped leaflets with wavy edges, each 1/8 to 1/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Cylindrical spikes up to 3/4-inch long with many small blossoms with creamy yellow petals usually hidden by their hairy calyces.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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