Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea, native
  • Naturally fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Flowers attract pollinators
  • Highly palatable and nutritious
  • Wildlife like to graze
  • Long-lived, warm season perennial
  • Well adapted to very dry conditions
  • Flowers are purple to reddish purple
  • Nectar and pollen attracts bees, wasps and butterflies
  • Prevents soil erosion
  • Flowers in the summer
  • Prairie grasslands, dry banks, hillsides and eroded slopes
  • Found from Central Canada to the Southeastern and Southwestern United States
  • Not found on East Coast or West Coast
  • Adapted to areas prone to wildfires

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Tap Root
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Poor
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 210,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-60 cm

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