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PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER

#1343 | Dalea purpurea

PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER FACT SHEET

PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER

#1343 | Dalea purpurea

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Summary

Purple prairie clover is a native warm-season perennial legume adapted to all but the eastern tier and western tier states of the United States. Purple prairie clover is a very desirable component of warm-season grass plantings. It is readily grazed by all classes of livestock and is an important food source for upland game birds. It is most abundant in upland sites in sand prairies, hill prairies, and gravel-hill prairies. Purple prairie clover has very showy cylindrical flowers and narrow slender leaves making it a very attractive and non-invasive ornamental plant for the gardens or wildflower plantings.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Plant Characteristics

Height
12" - 36"
Bloom Period
Early-Summer
Bloom Color
Purple
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Spring - Fall
Plant Depth
"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
300,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Dalea
Species
Dalea purpurea

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 3 oz/1000 or 8 lbs/acre

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Landscaping

Attractive in mass plantings as well as in species mixes

Wildlife

Important food source, insect attractant and cover for game birds

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

When combined with grasses, forbs, and legumes

Pollinator Beneficial Plants

Notes

*Special considerations for spring germination:  seed germination can be improved with mechanical scarification. Seed needs to be inoculated with Rhizobium for nitrogen fixation to occur. Germination of scarified seed generally occurs within 2 weeks after planting provided adequate soil moisture and temperature conditions are met.

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