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Dalea greggii     
Trailing indigo bush   
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: mounding, creeping ground cover
tiny leaves
leaf detail
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 2ft, spread to 9ft or greater
Leaves: small, compound, pinnate, slivery-gray, fuzzy
Flowers: small, pea-like, lavender; bloom in February and throughout summer
Fruit: tiny pod, not noticeable
Stems/Trunks: delicate mounding shape; stems root in contact with soil
Range/Origin: Chihuanhuan desert; elevations of 2000-4500ft; prefers rocky hillsides
Hardiness: not damaged at mid to low teens; in colder temperatures may die back to roots


ground cover
beautifully kept mound of Dalea greggii


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