Dalea villosa (Nutt.) Spreng.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Dalea villosa (Nutt.) Spreng.

  • Description

    Species Description - Coarse, densely leafy, softly villous perennial 2–5 dm (or the stems a little longer and diffuse); lfls mostly (9)11–17(–21), rather narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, often ± folded, 5–10 mm, the terminal one smaller than the adjacent ones; spikes fairly dense but not cone-like, becoming 3–12 cm; bracts slender, setaceous-tipped, deciduous; fls of sect. Kuhnistera, pale purple or pinkish, seldom white, 5–6 mm; cal densely spreading-hairy, not bracteolate; 2n=14. Sandy prairies; Wis. to Sask., Mont., Colo., ne. N.M., and Okla. July, Aug. Ours is var. villosa. (Petalostemon v.)

  • Common Names

    downy prairie-clover