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Gregg's Prairie Clover Dalea greggii

 

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Gregg's Prairie Clover
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Alternate name: Indigo Bush, Gregg Dalea

Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family



Description Gregg's Prairie Clover or Indigo Bush is a 4-9 in., trailing sub-shrub, spreading 2-4 ft. Grown mostly for its silvery, blue-green, delicately compound leaves, the shrub is awash with clusters of tiny, pea-shaped purple flowers in spring and early summer.


Habitat Rocky, limestone hills; 2500 to 5000 ft.


Range S.e. Trans-Pecos, Texas, south to Mexico


Discussion Grown chiefly for its foliage. Tolerates dry conditions well. Good ground cover for rocky slopes and exposed sites. Prune back to the main stem annually in early winter or early spring.


Comments Grown chiefly for its foliage. Tolerates dry conditions well. Good ground cover for rocky slopes and exposed sites. Prune back to the main stem annually in early winter or early spring.


Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.


Flower May - September


Native Distribution S.e. Trans-Pecos in Texas, s. to Mexico


Site Preference Rocky, limestone hills; 2500 to 5000 ft.


Soil Preference Dry, limestone soils.


Wildlife Value Branches may be too wiry for deer.


 

 

 

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