Dalea feayi

Prairie-clover, Scrub Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Dry wildflower garden.
Propagation:Seed
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Some birds consume consume the seeds . 

Insects:
  

  • Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).
  • Attracts pollinators, especially bees.  Documented native bees include  Caupolicana electa, Agaposteinon splendens, Augochlorella aurata, Augochloropsis sumptuosa, Dialictus nyrnphalis, Anthidielluinperplexum, Megachile brevis pseudobreuis, M. deflexa, M. exilis parexilis, and M. petulaizs (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Scrub, scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Foliage has a strong minty smell.