Dalea pinnata

  • Family name: Fabaceae
  • Host plant for: Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
  • General description: Erect herbaceous perennial with branched stems, finely dissected compound leaves and dense terminal heads of white flowers. Propagate from seed. Grow in full sun to part shade with good drainage. Can tolerate very dry conditions. Particularly showy in mass plantings.
  • Type: Perennial
  • Flower: Terminal white flowers
  • Bloom time: Late summer and fall
  • Soil type: Dry, well-drained, sandy soils
  • Maximum height: 3 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Distinctive appearance. Drought tolerant.
  • Availability in nursery: Native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: Sandhills
  • County: Alachua, Bay, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Taylor, Volusia, Washington
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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