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Pringle's Prairie Clover

Dalea pringlei

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
2-4k × 2-3'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season April-October
Flower Color Purple
Minimum Temperature Range 0-10 °F
Leaf Description Fine, pinnate (having leaflets arranged on either side of the stem) leaves with a slightly sweet fragrance
Fruit Tiny gland dotted pod
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Elevation Range 2500-5000 ft.
Description This airy, long stemmed dalea is typically found in grasslands, or at the upper margins of desert scrub where it blends in with other species until the appearance of the caterpillar-like inflorescence with small lavender blooms. To get the most out of this species it is best to either mass plant it around a large shrub, or interplant it with grasses and shrubs such as grama grasses (Bouteloua spp.), tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus), and velvet pod mimosa (Mimosa dysocarpa)