Dalea candida (Petalostemum candidum)

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Common Name: White Prairie Clover

Full sun, medium to dry moisture level, prefers rocky soil but tolerates a wide range of soils including clay.  1-2 ft. height, blooms spring into summer, white flowers, will naturalize by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  A, J,  I

Native Region: Only occurs in Wilson, Davidson, Rutherford, Franklin, Warren, White and Fentress counties in the Interior Low Plateau and in Meigs County in the Ridge and Valley Province

Designated an “Endangered Species” in Tennessee. White Prairie Clover is a legume which adds nitrogen to the soil.  Showy flowers.  Develops a deep taproot that can extend 5 ft. into the ground so does best in light to medium soil.  Slow to develop but otherwise easy to grow.  Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

White Prairie Clover - Dalea candida (Petalostemum candidum) 2
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