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  Dalea purpurea Vent. var. purpurea image
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Derek Anderson

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Margery Melgaard

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Merel R. Black

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Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Fabaceae
Dalea purpurea Vent. var. purpurea
purple prairie-clover, violet 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,
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, mostly hairless
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence up to 2" long, dense spike blooming from the bottom upward; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:tiny pod not splitting open when mature
Leaf:many, very narrow, pinnately-divided into an odd number of leaflets (5) which roll backward when dry
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Petalostemon molle Rydb.
Petalostemon purpureum (Vent.) Rydb.
Petalostemon purpureum (Vent.) Rydb. f. pubescens (A.Gray) Fassett
Petalostemon purpureum (Vent.) Rydb. f. purpureum
Petalostemon purpureum (Vent.) Rydb. var. molle (Rydb.) B.Boivin

         
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