purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea)

single thimble-like flower head with bright purple-pink flowers at bottom

purple prairie clover


Common name: purple prairie clover
Botanical name: Dalea purpurea

Light: full sun
Height: 6 – 36 inches
Water: moderate to low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: well-drained soils

Perennial wildflower with bright purple-pink flowers on thimble-like flower head in midsummer; delicate prairie flower – nice in meadows; bees love it