Dalea carnea

hammock prairie-clover, whitetassels

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft    Width: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      pink
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      green,brown,NA
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. This is a low, wide-spreading plant that will do well near the front of the garden.
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other small wildlife consume seeds (in pods). Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).
Native Habitats: Dry flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: Because it's a legume, it will grow well in poor soil.