Dalea villosa
Family: Fabaceae
downy prairie-clover,  more...
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Robert Wernerehl  
Etymology: Dalea: named after Samuel Dale (1659-1739), an English physician, botanist and botanical collector, and gardener who was the author of several botanical works and a treatise on medicinal plants. He was an associate of several major botanical figures in England,
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb, softly hairy, appearing bluish
Leaves: many, narrowly elliptical, pinnately-divided into an odd number of leaflets (11-17) with the end leaflet smallest
Flowers: pale purple, 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence a 1/2"-4 1/2" long, dense spike blooming from the bottom upward; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: tiny pod not splitting open when mature
Habitat: dry; prairies; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources  
Dalea villosa image
Robert Wernerehl  
Dalea villosa image
Derek Anderson  
Dalea villosa image
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources  
Dalea villosa image
Robert Wernerehl  
Dalea villosa image
Derek Anderson  
Dalea villosa image
Robert Wernerehl  
Dalea villosa image
Derek Anderson  
Dalea villosa image
Derek Anderson  
Dalea villosa image
Dalea villosa image
Dalea villosa image
Dalea villosa image
Dalea villosa image
Dalea villosa image
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