Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2311

Subshrub, Forb
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in prairies, glades, and open woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3-7 leaflets (usually 5)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Reddish-purple
5-lobed calyx
Corolla not papilionaceous
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dalea purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dalea purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Petalostemon purpureus

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Prairie-clover