A Field Guide to the Prairie

Purple Prairie Clover
Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea purpurea

Bean Family (Fabaceae)
Habitat/Range: Characteristic in dry to mesic prairies throughout the prairie region.

Slender, erect plants, typically 2 feet tall, with alternate compound leaves. The flowers, each about 0.25 inches long, are in dense cylindrical spikes at the tops of the stems and branches. Flowers are bright purple-magenta, each with a large petal and 4 smaller petals, with 5 protruding orange stamens.

Text from: Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers : A Falcon Field Guide : A Nature Conservancy Book

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