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|
|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)|
|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|