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White prairie clover - Dalea candida
Other Names:  Petalostemon candidum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Root mostly with a simple crown. Stems erect, 20–50 cm, branched above. Herbage glabrous Leaves with 5 to 9 oblong leaflets 5–20 mm long with rounded to emarginate tips. Spikes dense, tubular, 1–5 cm long. Flowers white; calyx tube ca. 2 mm long, glabrous; sepals ca. 1 mm long, ciliate; petals 3–7 mm long; stamens 5. Legume glabrate, 3–4 mm long, exserted from the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety oligophylla (Torr.) Shinners.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to MB south to AZ, TX, KS, TN and AL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 49

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