Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea purpurea var. purpurea
This perennial grows 1 to 3 feet in height and blooms June to July. Being in the legume family, there are nitrogen fixing bacteria which cluster on the roots of this plant, and therefore it helps to enrich the soil. Purple prairie clover can be found in the sandy soils of prairies, plains and mountain slopes. Purple Prairie Clover is a larval food for the Dogface Butterfly.

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