Plant - spring
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants
   
 
line decor
  Home   Plant Communities Plant List Search Forbs Search Grasses Search Woody Plants Additional Resources About this Website
line decor
 
 

Click on Any Image for a Larger View

Plant Image
Flower spur
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Plant Image
Flowers
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Plant Image
Flowers
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A shrubby plant with widely spreading branches.
Identification notes: Has purple flowers in head-like clusters which distinguishes this from other Dalea.
Height: 16 inches     Width: Unavailable


Habitat

Habitat Description: Rocky hillsides, mountains and dry, open and sunny plains.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 2000 - 6500 feet


Flowers

Color: Purplish   Shape: Irregular in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - Jun
Description: Pea-like shaped. Largest petal is yellow or cream colored. Has long feathery calyx lobes from which it obtains its common name. To 1/2 inch long with 2 to 6 flowers at terminal spiked cluster.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark green   Type: Compound   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Pinnate with 7 to 15 narrow leaflets dotted with dark glands. Compound leaves to 3/8 inch long and leaflets to 1/10 inch long.


Fruit

Color: Brown   Type: Pod   Description: Fruit is shaggy haired.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Branches are contorted.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

  Arizona Cooperative Extension
Yavapai County
840 Rodeo Dr #C
Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 445-6590
Version 7.0  
http://cals.arizona.edu/yavapaiplants/SpeciesDetail.php  
Last Updated: May 10, 2017  
Content Questions/Comments: Email Jeff Schalau  
Legal Disclaimer