Photo Courtesy of Pizzo Native Plants Nursery, LLC.

Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

Tiny purple flowers bloom from the bottom to the top of dense cone-like heads on top of tall, wiry stems. Compound, dull green leaves with narrow linear leaflets. Moderate growth rate.

Nitrogen-fixing plant.

Larval host plant of the Dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice).

Blooms mid to late spring
3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native