Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Dalea purpurea Ventenat
(Purple Prairie Clover)
By var., see Allred
Dalea purpurea is found along dry roadsides at middle elevation. Because of its stiff branches that come from the base at 45 degrees, it looks like a cone with the point downward. The flowers are a deep purple.
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Dalea purpurea, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Rte. 180N, May 21, 2007
Dalea purpurea, closeup of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Rte. 180N, May 31, 2009
Dalea purpurea, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Rte. 180N, May 31, 2009
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