white prairie clover

Dalea candida (white prairie clover) blooms in early to mid-summer for about a month. It is native to Illinois but more common in the northern part of the state, and rarely found in highly disturbed areas.

D. candida has nectar and pollen that attracts a combination of insects and pollintors (ex. Colletes spp., Sphecid wasps, Tiphiid wasps, etc.). Some insects (ex. Colias cesonia, Hemiargus isola) feed on the seeds of the plant.

Botanical Name Dalea candida
Common Name white prairie clover
Family Fabaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest summer
Height and Spread 1-2ft x 0.75-1.5ft (30-60cm x 23-45cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region. Host Plant for Dogface Butterfly.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate, Northwest Light Plate, Bird Border – Columbus

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