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Purple Prairie Clover (Petalostemum purpureum (Dalea purpurea)) - Wildflowers

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Purple Prairie Clover
Petalostemum purpureum (Dalea purpurea)

Purple Prairie Clover
Purple Prairie Clover

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 

Features

Numerous, small purple flowers arranged in short, dense spikes.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained soils. Tolerates drought.

Notes

Found in prairies. May be difficult to move, due to a taproot.