Dalea candida, White Prairie Clover

Notice the pea plant-like leaf

White Prairie Clover is a common sight in Minnesota prairies, as is its cousin Purple Prairie Clover. One way to tell them apart when not in bloom is the leaves. Dalea candida has larger, pea plant-like grey-green leaves whereas Dalea purpurea has very thin, greener leaves. This difference makes them easy to tell apart when not in bloom. Plant both in the same prairie garden for bright white and brilliant pinks and plenty of pollinator action.

Blooms: white, June into August

Height: 2 to 3 feet

: sun to pt sun,  medium to dry soils