Fabaceae
Dalea ornata

Blue Mountain Prairie-Clover

Cluster of erect stems. Plant hairless. Leaves pinnately divided into 5–7 leaflets. Leaflets egg-shaped, 1/3–3/4 in. long, dotted with glands. Flower head is a crowded cylinder-shaped spike; calyx with long silky hairs; flowers rose to lavender. Seedpod enclosed by calyx, has single seed. Grows in dry, rocky or sandy soils at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--20 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens, Blue Mountains
  • Native: Yes