Scientific Name: Dalea pringlei
Common Name: Pringle's Prairie Clover
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert. It grows on rocky slopes and in mountain foothill canyons.
Flower Color: Purple
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall (early)
Height: To 2 feet (61 cm) tall
Description: The tiny flowers are in slender, elongated, fuzzy, terminal flower spikes. The individual flowers have long, yellow-tipped stamens and hairy, brownish sepals. The leaves are green and pinnately compound with an odd number of tiny, oval leaflets.
Similar Dalea species have larger, more elongated leaflets and/or fatter flower spikes.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus: Dalea L. – prairie clover
Species: Dalea pringlei A. Gray – Pringle's prairie clover
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