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Purple Praire Clover [Dalea purpurea]

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Common Name: Purple Praire Clover
Scientic Name: Dalea purpurea
Colors: Red
Months Appearing: August, September

Also called Praire Clover. Not a true clover. Up to 40 inches. Native.

Leaves are small and compound. 1 1/2 to 3 inches long. 3-7 leaflets. Less than 1/8th inch diameter.

Flowers in dense cone like spikes 3/4 -2 1/2 inches tall. Individual flowers are 1/4 inch.

Dry prairies. Osceola Park, Big Rapids, Mi., 8/24, 6387, 6390, 6385