Dalea villosa (Petalostemum villosum)
Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Season: July – August
Suggested Uses: Silky Prairie Clover is very similar to the Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea), except that the foliage is covered with soft white hairs, giving it a silvery look. This plant is a true beauty! Excellent plant for sandy soils and rock gardens. Attractive to bees and butterflies!
Native Range: Native to the Great Plains including Minnesota!
Flowers: The flowers grow in 1″-3″ long cylindrical spikes. They bloom in a ring around the spike. The individual flowers are 1/6″ long with one main heart-shaped petal and 4 narrow petal-like structures.
Leaves: The 1 1/2″ alternate silky leaves has 5-9 linear leaflets.
More Information: USDA plant profile