Dalea candida

Dalea candida

White prarie clover

Previous scientific name(s): Petalostemon candidum

Formerly known as Petalostemum candidus. Low to moderate water requirement; full sun. Perennial with white flowers, blooms from May to September on mesas, prairies, and rock ledges throughout much of the U.S. and southern Canada. Commonly associated with pinyon-juniper communities, but survives on sites from 3,000 to 8,000 ft.

Varieties: 
Antelope

Selected for its vigor, high forage and seed production. Used for livestock and wildlife forage, range renovation and native reclamation seedings. (Released 2000, source of ecotype: Stark County, ND)

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 30 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
3,000 
- 8,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 6 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
23.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
354,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall