Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Dalea candida Michx. ex Willd. image
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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Fabaceae
Dalea candida Michx. ex Willd.
slender white prairie-clover
Dalea: named after Samuel Dale (1659-1739), an English physician, botanist and botanical collector, and gardener who was the author of several botanical works and a treatise on medicinal plants. He was an associate of several major botanical figures in England,
candida: shining or pure white
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, smooth forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence up to 2" long, dense, cylindrical spike blooming from the bottom upward; blooms June-July
Fruit:tiny pod not splitting open when mature
Leaf:small, pinnately-divided into an odd number of leaflets (5-9) slightly wider than D. purpurea
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil

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