Common Name Black Dalea, Sierra Negra, Black Indigobush, Black Prairie Clover
Latin Name Dalea frutescens  
Native Habitat Southwest U.S. and Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 3 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Dark green, fine texture, evergreen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Butterly
Ornamental Value Summer and fall bright lavender flowers
Nature Value Browsed by wild game, extremely attractive to bees and butterflies
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Dalea_frutescens.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Dalea_frutescens.html
    Images and data http://aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/daleafrutescen.htm
    Images and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/daleafrutescen.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Dalea_frutescens.html
    Images and data http://www.utep.edu/leb/gardens/plants/DtoF/daleafru.htm
    Images and data http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/dalea-frutescens-sierra-negra.aspx
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/DaleaBlack/DaleaBlack.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67803/
    Images and data http://www.mswn.com/Plant%20Info%20Sheets/Dalea%20frutescens%20Sierra%20Negra.pdf
    Distribution http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/b98_map?genus=Dalea&species=frutescens
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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