Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Dalea formosa Torrey
(Indigobush, Feather Plume)
Parosela formosa (Torrey) Vail
Dalea formosa is a low woody shrub with bright purple and yellow flowers. The floral bracts are long and
villous. The leaves are small and pinnately compound. Dalea formosa is found in lower to middle elevations in dry and rocky areas.
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Dalea formosa, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Blackhawk Canyon, May 5, 2007
Dalea formosa, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Engineer Canyon, April 2, 2009
Dalea formosa, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, April 23, 2010
Dalea formosa, closeup, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, April 23, 2010
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