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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Dalea albiflora - whiteflower prairie clover

Other Common Names: scruffy prairie clover
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Fabaceae

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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A densely, silvery-hairy erect perennial with few to many stems from a single base; leaves with many silvery-hairy leaflets; terminal, dense spike of small showy white flowers. The flowers attract butterflies and many species of bees.
Identification notes: Erect to ascending hairy stems, often reddish in color, branching; leaves compound, 19 to 31 elliptic leaflets; flower stems longer than the cylindric, dense, spikes of sessile, white pea-like flowers; petals leave scars when they fall.
Height: 1 to 2 feet


Habitat Description: Grasslands, pinyon/juniper woodlands and montane forest clearings, along roads and washes.
Plant Communities: Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 3500 - 7000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White     Shape: Irregular in elongated clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Apr - Oct
Description: Tiny pea-like white flowers in a cone-shaped dense spike cluster, 1 to 2-1/2 inches long; each flower is made up of 5 petals surrounding 10 long yellow stamens.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Narrow, compound leaves, 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long, made up of 5 to 9 pairs of elliptic leaflets.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Pod
Fruit Notes: Minutely hairy, glandular.
Seed Notes: 1 to 2 seeds per pod.

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