Dalea species

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Scientific Name Dalea formosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
DAFO
Common Name Feather Dalea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26616
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Thornless, colony-forming shrub 2 to 3 ft high; tiny, pinnately-compound leaves; pea flowers with yellow and bright purple to pink-purple petals in short, head-like racemes. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Dalea frutescens USDA PLANTS Symbol
DAFR2
Common Name Black Dalea, Black Prairie-clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26617
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry, rocky areas, roadsides.
Plant: Showy (when in bloom), open, rounded shrub, 1 to 3 feet tall; light gray to straw colored stems.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound leaves 1/4 to 1 inch long with 9 to 17 very small leaflets, each less than 1/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Terminal spikes of purple and white pea-like blossoms, each 1/2-inch long or less.
Reference: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Dalea neomexicana USDA PLANTS Symbol
DAFO
Common Name Downy Prairie-clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26633
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet Reference
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Description Flat, low-growing perennial less than 2 inches tall; pinnately-compound leaves with small oval leaflets less than 1/4 inch long and wavy edges; spike flowers less than 1 inch long with soft hairs, purple blossoms. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Dalea wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol
DAWR
Common Name Wright's Prairie-clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26654
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet Reference
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Description Low-growing perennial about 12 inches tall; pinnately-compound leaves with small elliptical/lance-shaped, pointed leaflets less than 1/2-inch long; spike flowers 1 to 2 inches long with soft hairs, purple blossoms. Texas Status
Native

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