Dalea villosa (Petalostemum villosum)

Dalea villosa (Petalostemum villosum)

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Description

Key Information:

Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Season: July – August

More Details:

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!

Pollinators: Bees!

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

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Weight 2 lbs
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