Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (Purple prairie clover)

Formerly known as Petalostemon purpureus. Low to moderate moisture requirement; full sun to partial shade. Leguminous perennial with cylindrical spikes of small red to purple flowers. Blooms June to August along dry banks, hillsides and prairies.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Fabaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 36 in.

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: Summer

Annual Precipitation: 16-24 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 317,000

Seeding Rate: 3 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Bismark - Selected over other accessions for superior vigor, foliage abundance and above average seed yield. Northern adaptation, intended for wildlife habitat enhancement, native rangeland restoration and prairie landscaping. (Released 2000, source of ecotype: Lyman County, SD)