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Purple Prairie Clover - Dalea purpurea



Purple Prairie Clover, Dalea purpurea, is a perennial wildflower native to the central United States, where it occurs in dry open prairies. Purple Prairie Clover grows up to 3 feet tall with multiple stems, each topped with a cylindrical, purple flower. It has excellent drought tolerance due to its long tap root, which can penetrate up to 6 feet. Bloom season last from late spring through summer and attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Purple Prairie Clover is a host plant for the Dogface Sulfur butterfly.

Purple Prairie Clover - Dalea purpurea

  • Zone: 3-8

    Spread: 1-1.5 ft.

    Height: 1-3 ft.

    Sun: Full sun

    Water: Average

    Attracts: Butterflies

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