prairie clover


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Related to prairie clover: dalea purpurea, purple prairie clover
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prairie clover

prairie clover

Tiny flowers in a ring around a cylindrical cone. Leaf tea used for heart, diarrhea. Peeled stems edible. Roots sweet tasting, ok to eat raw.
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These included, in order of preference, smooth sumac, white prairie clover, alkali sacaton, roundhead lespedeza (Lespedeza capitata), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), sand dropseed, western yarrow (Achillea millefolium var.
Their stands of native bluestem grass, yellow prairie coneflower, purple prairie clover and other plants are now so bountiful that they can share seed with schools and neighbors who want to establish their own prairies.
I am attracted to a plant I have never heard of - it is called purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpurea) and has a fan-shaped habit of growth, much like a peacock's feathers or Queen Elizabeth's crown, each stem terminating in a long purple inflorescence.
Typical flowering plants include rough-leaved sunflower, various asters, goldenrod, blazing star, white prairie clover, and wild indigo.
Gray goldenrod, sessileleaved tick trefoil, and purple prairie clover were more common on Twin Mounds hill prairie while Aster oblongifolius Nutt.
Researchers are examining other native legumes for use as forages include: false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa), Canada milkvetch (Astralagus canadensis), showy tick trefoil (Desmodium canadense), purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea), downy milkpea (Galactia volubilis), prairie acacia (Acacia angustissima), showy partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), American vetch (Vicia americana), and lead plant (Amorpha canescens).
Use early blue violet for a button nose, dotted blazing star for a medium size nose, or purple prairie clover for a big honker.
Lespedeza leptostachya or prairies bush clover, Dalea foliosa or leafy prairie clover, and Hymenoxys acaulis var.