Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2311

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in prairies, glades, and open woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3-5(7) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Reddish-purple
Barely bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
Corolla not papilionaceous
5 stamens, monadelphous
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dalea purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dalea purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Petalostemon purpureus

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Prairie-clover


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image of Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepu15_001_lvd

        

image of Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dalea_purpurea1

June    Otoe County    NE

image of Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dalea_purpurea1b

June    Otoe County    NE

Flowers occur in a round head that matures to a short cylindric head, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dalea_purpurea1c

June    Otoe County    NE

Pinnately compound leaves with an odd number of leaflets, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_dalea_purpurea1d

June    Otoe County    NE