Dalea feayi

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Prairie-clover, Scrub Prairie Clover

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-2.5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Dry wildflower garden.
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



Some birds consume consume the seeds . 


  • 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


General Comments:Foliage has a strong minty smell.