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Purple Dalea
Dalea lasiathera

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

A low, many-stemmed perennial with woody roots, purple dalea grows on limestone hills and flat open ground in the Trans-Pecos, Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plains. The low rosette is usually under one foot high, with relaxed stems that curl upwards at the tips. It blooms from April to June with thick, furry flower spikes circled with tiny purple flowers that have orange to yellow anthers.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: purple

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small indehiscent capsule

Height: 6 inches to 1 foot

Width: to 2 feet

Plant Character: herbaceous perennial

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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