Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea

Growth Habitat: Perennial forb, grows up to 3 feet tall.

Leaves: Alternate, compound with 3 to 9 narrow leaflets, smooth

Stems: Erect, multiple.

Flowers: Rose, pinkish, or bright purple with bright orange stamens that protrude beyond the petals. Flowers are massed into a cone-like spike on the ends of the stems and begin flowering from the bottom and work up toward the top of the spike.

Roots: Taproot can be up to 6 feet deep, 3-5 lateral roots extend up to 18 inches before turning downward.

Reproduces: By seed.

Habitat: Dry plains, roadsides, hillsides, open woodlands, grasslands, drought-resistant.