Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Dalea villosa (Nutt.) Spreng. var. villosa image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Robert Wernerehl

Robert Wernerehl

Robert Wernerehl
Family Fabaceae
Dalea villosa (Nutt.) Spreng. var. villosa
downy prairie-clover, silky 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,
villosa: Latin for "with hairs"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb, softly hairy, appearing bluish
Flower: pale purple, 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence a 1/2"-4 1/2" long, dense spike blooming from the bottom upward; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:tiny pod not splitting open when mature
Leaf:many, narrowly elliptical, pinnately-divided into an odd number of leaflets (11-17) with the end leaflet smallest
Habitat: dry; prairies; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Petalostemon villosum Nutt.

         
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