Dalea candida (White prairie clover)
White prairie clover Description:
Dalea candida is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae, native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is commonly known as white prairie clover. The plant typically grows to a height of about 1-3 feet and has a bushy growth habit.
The leaves are compound, with three small leaflets, and are arranged alternately on the stem. The flowers are produced in dense clusters at the ends of the stems, and each flower has five small petals. The fruit is a small pod that contains one or two seeds.
Dalea candida is a hardy plant that is well adapted to a range of growing conditions, from dry, sandy soils to moist, well-drained soils. It is an important forage plant for grazing animals, and is also used in landscaping and as a source of nectar for pollinators.
White prairie clover is found natively growing in Midwestern states, South to Texas. Its range from West to East is from Montana to Georgia.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 1' - 3'
Bloom Time: June - July
Preferred Habitat: Does well in full sun and dry to moderately dry prairies with rocky or sandy soil.
Stratification: NA, S