Purple Prairie Clover


  • USDA Zones 3 to 8 (Find Your Zone)
  • Full Sun
  • Average to Dry Moisture
  • 1 to 3 Feet Tall
  • Spring through Summer Blooms
  • Attracts Butterflies and Bees
  • Butterfly Host Plant
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Purple Prairie Clover, Dalea purpurea, is a perennial wildflower native to the central United States, where it occurs in dry open prairies. Purple Prairie Clover grows up to 3 feet tall with multiple stems, each topped with a cylindrical, purple flower. It has excellent drought tolerance due to its long tap root, which can penetrate up to 6 feet. Bloom season last from late spring through summer and attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Purple Prairie Clover is a host plant for the Dogface Sulfur butterfly.

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