|Scientific Name||Dalea candida||USDA PLANTS Symbol||DACA7|
|Common Name||White Prairie Clover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26603|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to foothills (5000 to 7200 ft); sandy and rocky soils in prairies, woodland openings and roadsides.
Plant: Erect perennial with several smooth, stout, ascending to spreading, branching stems.
Leaves: Stem leaves are alternate at widely spaced intervals and pinnately-compound 1-1/4 to 2 inches long; 5 to 9 elliptic to oblanceolate leaflets per leaf, each 1/3 to 1 inch long; smooth upper surface, tiny glands on lower surface.
Inflorescence: Compact cylindrical or ovoid spike less than 1 inch to 2-1/2 inches tall and about 1/3 inch in diameter; small (1/4-inch) white pea-like flowers; 5 stamens with white filaments and yellow anthers; long, pointed, white style protrudes beyond stamens; 5 pointed, green calyx lobes below.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
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