Download Seed: The smooth brown seed is 1.5-2 mm long. (82 KB)
Download Seedling: Two month old purple prairie clover seedling grown in research garden at SDSU. (80 KB)
Download Vegetative: Leaves are 1-4 cm long and made up of around 5 leaflets. (69 KB)
Download Flowering: Flowers are found in cylindric spikes. (88 KB)
Download Fruiting; The fruit pod is 2.1-2.5 mm long. (65 KB)
Purple prairie clover
Native American Name
Dalea purpurea is a(n) perennial herbaceous, which grows 3 dm to 9 dm in height. This species is commonly found rocky prairie plains, hillsides, open wooded areas, stream valleys, roadsides, southern Manitoba, Minnesota, Illinois, Alabama, Loisiana, Montana, Wyoming, Clolorado, New Mexcio, Texas. The leaves are alternate. Dalea purpurea has pink dark purple flowers that bloom from May to August.