White Prairie Clover

Flowers are densely packed in unique cylindrical flower heads that begin flowering from the bottom up.

WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER (Dalea candida)

Flowers are densely packed in unique cylindrical flower heads that begin flowering from the bottom up. These legumes have small, aromatic leaves with 3-5 leaflets that are wider than those of purple prairie clover. Both white and purple prairie clovers are host to a large number of insects, including various bees, wasps, butterflies, weevils, and flies. Some species of cellophane bee are specific to white prairie clover and, in turn, are parasitized by cuckoo bees. White prairie clover is less common than purple prairie clover and prefers drier soils.

Flower Colour: white
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: July – August
Height: 1 – 1.5 ft
Soil: dry to medium