Dalea ornata (Western prairie clover)

Also called Blue Mountain prairie clover. Native, perennial, taprooted, non-toxic legume used for diversification and revegetation of western sagebrush-steppe habitats from low to moderate elevations. Primarily insect pollinated, attracts both native and managed bees. An excellent choice for restoration, beautification, roadsides and habitat improvement. Blooms upward along the flower spike from May through July.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Fabaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Bloom Color: Pink/purple

Bloom Period: May-July

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance:

Shade Tolerance:

Elevation: 3,000-8,000

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation: Yes

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound:

Seeding Rate: 4-5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Aridlands - Source Identified selection out of Wheeler County, OR.