Dalea searlsiae (Searl's prairieclover)

Very similar species to D. ornata. Native, perennial, taprooted, non-toxic legume commonly found in sandy or gravelly soils in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, warm-desert and cool-desert shrub communities of the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and northern Mojave Desert. Primarily insect pollinated. Excellent for restoration, beautification, roadsides and habitat improvement. Blooms upward along the flower spike from June 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: 10-24 in.

Bloom Color: Pink-purple

Bloom Period: June-July

Annual Precipitation: 6-14 in.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 3,000-7,500

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: 

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation: Yes

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture:

Salinity Tolerance: 

CaCO3 Tolerance:

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 148,000

Seeding Rate: 7 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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