Dalea pinnata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-3 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,lavender
Fruit Color:Black,NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Dry flatwoods, sandhill, scrub. This species can be seen at the Starkey Wilderness Preserve in Pasco County.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden where it is very showy in late summer/early fall.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Sand

Wildlife

birdcaterpillarpollinator

Some birds and small mammals consume consume the seeds (https://flawildflowers.org/). 

Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).

Attracts insects, especially bees.